In April 2021, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (S. 1486) to help protect women from workplace discrimination. The bill, which passed the House in May 2021, is closely modeled after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It would address legal ambiguities and help ensure that pregnant women are treated fairly on the job.
The Contemporary Testimony of the Christian Reformed Church beautifully states how life is sacred, stating, “Because it is a sacred trust, we treat all life with awe and respect, especially when it is most vulnerable.”
S. 1486 seeks to eliminate discrimination and promote women’s health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations. While carrying life in the womb, women can continue to provide for their families.
Ask your Senators to cosponsor and pass S. 1486 to support the sanctity of life through workplace protections!
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