Tag Archives: Pregnancy

No One Tells Mamma to “Just Go Home!”

TweetBy Galen Sherwin, ACLU Women’s Rights Project Imagine you have just returned from maternity leave, still nursing your baby, and you find that your workplace has no place available for you to pump breast milk.  After trying for several hours to find a place, you ask for help from your department head, who says “You [...]
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A Victory for Workers, a Victory for Families

TweetBy Mie Lewis, Staff Attorney for the ACLU Women’s Rights Project This week, an Ohio federal jury awarded Christa Dias $171,000 after she was fired from her part-time teaching jobs at two religious schools. Dias had alleged that she was fired for becoming pregnant while unmarried. In response, the schools and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati [...]
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Mother’s Day is Over – But Pregnancy Discrimination Isn’t.

TweetBy Vania Leveille, ACLU Washington Legislative Office & Lenora M. Lapidus, ACLU Women’s Rights Project Women make up almost half the workforce today, and, if they become pregnant, most will work throughout their pregnancy. Given this reality, you probably think the stories below are works of a bygone era. Well, you’d be wrong. A woman [...]
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It’s Still A Man’s World: The Male-Dominated Abortion Discussion and Why It’s Weird

TweetI miss the days when men were afraid of childbirth; when they would take to the road in anxious desperation, trying to hide the grotesquely bloody scene behind them in a cloud of kicked-up dust. I almost miss the days when a woman on her period was considered unclean, because at least then she would [...]
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“This is a Catholic country”: Savita Halappanavar’s unnecessary death

Tweet On November 13 the Irish Times reported on Savita Halappanavar’s unnecessary death. They wrote: Savita Halappanavar (31), a dentist, presented with back pain at the hospital on October 21st, was found to be miscarrying, and died of septicaemia a week later. Her husband, Praveen Halappanavar (34), an engineer atBoston Scientific in Galway, says she asked several times over a [...]
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