New bill that would require fathers to pay child support to unborn babies from as early as conception has been launched.
Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., introduced the Unborn Child Support Act last week that would amend the Social Security Act to ‘ensure that child support for unborn children is collected and distributed under the child support enforcement program.’
Under the bill according to the republicans mothers would be able to request child support from the moment of conception and would even be able to collect the payments retroactively if paternity was not established until birth.
The bill has nine Republican co-sponsors in the Senate – Marco Rubio and Rick Scott Fla., Marsha Blackburn, Tenn., Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker, Miss., James Lankford and Jim Inhofe, Okla., and Steve Daines, R-Mont.
Hyde-Smith in a statement said:-
‘I hope good legislation, like the Unborn Child Support Act, gets more support now that the Dobbs decision encourages us to look more seriously at supporting mothers and their unborn children,’