Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand says she wants to improve women’s access to maternal care and make adoptions more accessible to those who want children.
The New York senator said Wednesday she’s proposing a Family Bill of Rights that would improve access to doctors while making adoptions or certain treatments accessible for everyone wanting children, regardless of income.
The plan also would provide baby bundles for new parents, with items like diapers, onesies and a small mattress. It also includes paid family leave, universal prekindergarten programs and expanded child care tax credits.
Gillibrand proposes paying for the measures with a 0.1% tax on financial transactions like stock purchases, which she says would generate $777 billion over 10 years.