This legislation advocates for improving Title IX to require that colleges and universities provide all the resources needed to help pregnant students carry their pregnancies to term while continuing to thrive academically.
January 17, 2024
The Honorable Ashley Hinson
Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District
1717 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515-1502
Dear Congresswoman Hinson,
On behalf of the over 2.1 million members of AMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens, I am writing to express our strong support for The Pregnant Students’ Rights Act, H.R. 6914. This bill will provide pregnant students with background on their rights under Title 9.
According to the Workforce and Education Committee, almost 30 percent of abortions are performed for college-aged women. These women are oftentimes not aware of the protections that currently exist in the law and rush to terminate pregnancies due to fear of loss of scholarships and academic pressure. This bill simply requires universities to provide information about the rights of pregnant students at the start of each period of study via email and in orientation packets.
Requiring universities to provide information at orientation about pregnant students’ rights under Title 9 and educating students on how to file a Title 9 complaint with the Department of Education if these rights are violated are common sense policies that should be adopted by all universities across the country. Providing this information would afford young women the confidence and security to continue their pregnancies full-term without fear of compromising their academic or professional prospects.
AMAC Action supports providing women with all the resources needed to help them carry out a pregnancy to term while continuing to thrive academically. Thank you, Congresswoman Hinson, for prioritizing this important issue. We look forward to working with you to pass this bill through the House and into law.
President, AMAC Action
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