Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (R-IA) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced the Helping with Equal Access to Leave and Investing in Needs for (HEALING) Mothers and Fathers Act. This legislation would amend the Family and Medial Leave Act (FMLA) to include spontaneous loss of an unborn child as a qualifying condition for FMLA leave and establish a refundable tax credit for mothers and families who suffer the loss of a child in the womb or during delivery.
“Expecting parents who endure a stillbirth, the loss of a baby after 20 weeks or more through a pregnancy, should be able to mourn their baby without the added stress of expensive medical bills. Our legislation will give families the time and resources to help them through this unimaginable loss.” -Congresswoman Hinson
“No amount of money can heal the unexpected loss of a child, but parents must be given time to mourn. Our bill will ensure families are given the resources and support they need to recover.” -Senator Cotton