U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) was one of three senators who introduced the More Opportunities for Moms to Succeed (MOMS) Act ahead of Mother's Day.

The act would establish a website, Pregnancy.gov, to offer resources to women in all stages of pregnancy and moms with young children. It would also establish a grant program to expand resources to mothers and health care providers.

"As a mom, I know firsthand that there is no greater blessing in life than our children and understand the types of challenges that women face during their pregnancy journeys and while raising their kids," said Britt. "I'm proud to support women throughout these seasons of motherhood. This legislation is further evidence that you can absolutely be pro-life, pro-woman, and pro-family at the same time."

The MOMS Act, also being introduced by U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), would also require states to apply child support obligations during pregnancy.

"Being pro-life means being pro-mother. We need to work towards passing legislation that helps mothers before, during, and after pregnancy," said Rubio.

"As an OB/GYN who spent 25 years caring for thousands of mothers throughout their pregnancies, I know firsthand how important it is to provide the necessary support and care," said U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), co-chair of the Senate Values Action Team. "The MOMs Act provides a one-stop-shop on everything women need to have a successful pregnancy and beyond. I am proud to stand beside Senator Britt in sponsoring this much-needed pro-mother legislation."

Other co-sponsors are U.S. Sens. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Jerry Morgan (R-Kan.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.).

"Raising kids takes a village, and we should be doing everything we can to support new moms before and after they welcome a new baby," added Daines, founder and former chair of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus. "I'm glad to join Senator Britt in introducing this bill that will help both moms and their children thrive."

Britt said the act would provide critical support to women and bolster access to resources and assistance. She added that of her top priorities in Washington is maternal care.

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