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Pregnant, nursing mothers gain employment rights protection – STL American

Here’s what you need to know about new workplace protections for pregnant, nursing workers – Nebraska Examiner

Jocelyn Frye, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said the passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act was a win for gender and racial equity. She added, “For far too long, pregnant workers have gone without the critical protections many people need to maintain a healthy pregnancy: protections like the ability to take bathroom breaks during a shift, sit down while working a cash register, or pause to take a drink of water to stay hydrated.”

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Pregnant, nursing mothers gain employment rights protection – STL American

Study reveals that the abortion ban affects Latinas more than other women of color РAL DÍA

“According to a new analysis from the National Partnership for Women & Families and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, shared with NBC News, it was found that nearly 6.5 million Latinas or more than 4 in 10 of reproductive age (42% of all Latinas ages 15-49) live in 26 states that have banned or are likely to ban abortions after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade earlier this year.”

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Pregnant, nursing mothers gain employment rights protection – STL American

How to Prepare for the Emotional, Physical, and Social Realities of Life Postpartum – SELF

“Adding to these complexities is the fact that postpartum care remains woefully inadequate in the US. According to the National Partnership for Women & Families, only 19% of Americans have access to paid family leave through their employers, and only 40% have personal medical leave through short-term disability insurance. That means more than half of Americans don’t have the ability to take off from work to care for their new baby, properly recover, and adjust to their new normal.”

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