Here’s what you need to know about new workplace protections for pregnant, nursing workers
The $1.7 trillion federal spending bill President Joe Biden signed ushers in expanded protections for workers who are pregnant or nursing. Proponents of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act — both included as amendments to the spending bill — say the measures clarify rights for these workers, who weren’t […]
“God, no, not another case.” COVID-related stillbirths didn’t have to happen.
This story was originally published by ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for ProPublica’s The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Late one afternoon last October, Dr. Shelley Odronic sat in her office and, just as she had thousands of times before, slid a rectangular […]
Abortion bill passage could bring clinic closures
The newest abortion bill to pass the Ohio House could spell the closure of Southwest Ohio clinics and the criminalization of doctors. Despite multiple Democrat attempts to amend the bill and remove the language that would affect doctors’ ability to transfer patients from abortion facilities, Senate Bill 157 passed Wednesday afternoon along party lines, 59-33. […]
Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus sets 2020 goals for reproductive rights, health
Just weeks after the birth of her twin daughters in 2004, state Rep. Erica Crawley, D-Columbus, went to an emergency room with severe abdominal pain. At the time, she was breastfeeding her girls, and was still recovering from the trauma of their emergency C-section. She sat in the waiting room for hours in pain. She […]