Critics Rip Sen. Katie Britt For Celebrating Moms With 'Handmaid's Tale' Like Proposal

Sen. Katie Britt (R-Ala.) pregamed for Mother’s Day by introducing a bill this week to create a federal database storing information on pregnant people.

Critics took note when Britt, who in March wasmocked for her response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, on Thursday released a “super cringe” video about her new legislation, which includes a number of anti-abortion measures.

“As a mom I know that there is no greater blessing in this life than our children. And I also understand the types of challenges that women face during their pregnancy journeys and while raising their kids,” said Britt, who smiled in the video while talking up the More Opportunities for Moms to Succeed Act, or MOMS Act.

“To all of my fellow moms out there, my goal is to give you and your children the opportunities to thrive and to live your American dreams,” she said, adding that she seeks to “advance a comprehensive culture of life.”

Britt portrayed the MOMS Act as providing “critical support to women,” but neglected to mention that the legislation would create a federal clearinghouse featuring “resources” about anti-abortion centers, often known as “crisis pregnancy centers.”

The website would include information on adoption agencies but not on abortion clinics, Axios reported, and the bill would give grants to anti-abortion nonprofits as well.

Elsewhere, the bill notes that the website’s users can consent for their contact information to be used by the government, which may “conduct outreach via phone or email” to share “additional resources that would be helpful.”

The bill, which was introduced along with Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), would also require states to “apply child support obligations to the time period during pregnancy” at a mother’s request, which Jezebel described as effectively viewing embryos as children.

Social media users slammed the bill and clowned Britt for pushing some “Handmaid’s Tale shit” in her video: