Expectant mothers in Mississippi now can access resources to receive essentials, from food and clothing to child care and financial assistance, through a mobile app dubbed MAMA.
Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch on Tuesday unveiled the Mississippi Access to Maternal Assistance mobile app, or MAMA, to connect moms easily with the resources they need to care for their children.
Mothers or pregnant women now can “find not only the public resources that are available but private resources and faith-based resources, all in one place,” Fitch says of the new tool. “And that is so significant for young mothers to be able to find things that they need, questions they might have, all together.”
Fitch led the way on the legal case out of Mississippi called Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which ultimately led the Supreme Court in June 2022 to overturn its 1973 decision on abortion in Roe v. Wade. A year and a half later, Fitch says, the pro-life movement is working hard to provide women with easy access to what they need to choose life for their children.
“Remember, we asked the court to give the responsibilities to us,” Fitch says of arguments made to the Supreme Court in the Dobbs case. “So we’re now embracing that. It is so important that we talk about it, we take action, we implement things that are important for these young mothers, mothers-to-be, and these children.”
Fitch joins this episode of “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss how the MAMA mobile app can serve as a model tool for other states, as well as to celebrate the 51st annual March for Life, which takies place Friday in Washington, D.C.
Listen to the podcast below.
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