Governor Signs Legislation Creating Tax Credit for Pregnancy Resource Centers

JACKSON, miss. – Governor Tate Reeves today signed House Bill 1685, the Pregnancy Resource Act, which creates a $3.5 million tax credit for individuals and businesses to use to support donations to resource centers on nonprofit pregnancy and crisis pregnancy centers throughout the state.

“Mississippi will continue to take every avenue available to build and promote a culture of life,” Governor Tate Reeves said. “That means supporting mothers, passing family-friendly laws and strengthening community support systems. Together, we will build a society that recognizes that every child is wanted, every life is precious, and every individual has inherent worth and dignity that deserves to be protected.

Pregnancy Resource Centers and Pregnancy Crisis Centers do a wonderful job helping mostly low-income women who are facing incredible challenges. These nonprofits offer free ultrasounds, pregnancy tests, advice on options, and more.

These centers receive no government funding and are non-profit organizations that rely entirely on donations from individuals and business owners.

These are 501(c)(3) organizations that are tax-exempt under federal law and eligible to receive funding from the Choose Life Advisory Committee.

Governor Reeves signed the law during a ceremony held at the Center for Pregnancy Choices, a nonprofit pregnancy resource center that helps women in the Jackson metropolitan area. It can be viewed in full here.

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