Adoption Tax Credit Elimination Plan Pits Republicans Against Leaders

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Republican leaders are taking major heat from their own members over their proposal to eliminate the adoption tax credit, with conservatives saying they can’t stomach eliminating a policy that has been a major contributor to the pro-life movement.

While by no means the largest of the tax breaks facing trims in the Republican tax-cut bill, the adoption credit is symbolically large, using federal taxpayers’ money to ease the path for would-be parents struggling with the high cost of adoption.

“This is a moral responsibility for our pro-life, pro-family party,” Rep. Andy Biggs, Arizona Republican, wrote in a letter to Ways and Means Committee Chairman …

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