Saving the Pro-Life Pregnancy Resource Center Tax Credit

Here’s today’s press release on saving the pro-life pregnancy resource center tax credit which, without the amendment, would have expired in 2015. Side-note: quick-thinking saved the day here. This was an amendment-to-another-amendment. The original saved the food pantry tax credit – which I support. As soon as debate started, I thought, “Whoa, why don’t we have an amendment to save the pregnancy resource center tax credit too.” Much thanks to the reps who killed time to give House Research enough time to draft the amendment to the amendment in the middle of debate.

Jefferson City, MO – Representative Jay Barnes (R-Jefferson City) successfully amended the jobs bill under consideration by the Missouri House Thursday to save pro-life pregnancy resource center tax credits from expiration in 2015.

“Pregnancy resource centers offer assistance, comfort and support to mothers facing difficult pregnancies,” Barnes said. “These centers save and improve the lives of both Missouri mothers and children.”

The pregnancy resource center tax credits provide personal income tax credits to Missouri taxpayers who make donations supporting these life-affirming charitable organizations. Without Barnes’ amendment, the credits would have expired in 2015.