Wednesday, July 12, 2006

In MO Pro-Life Reigns; Major Taxpayers Rewarded

Life Choices in Joplin was one of five pregnancy resource centers at which Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt yesterday signed legislation creating tax credit programs that will benefit them, children in crisis, as well as many taxpayers.

Missouri House Bill 1485, sponsored by Rep. Allen Icet (R-84, St. Louis), authorizes an income tax credit for 50 percent of contributions to qualified pregnancy resource centers that provide assistance, support, and an opportunity to choose life for women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. The bill specifically stipulates that donations be made to those centers that support women with crisis pregnancies or unplanned pregnancies to encourage and assist them carry their pregnancies to term. Those agencies deemed qualified after applying to the Department of Social Services will be entered on a list submitted to the Department of Revenue. The bill also has language that disallows those agencies like Planned Parenthood that consider abortion as an option.

Read the full article here from the Joplin Independent.

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