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Bleeding Wounds and Breastfeeding Hell: The Costs of No Paid Maternity Leave in America

The financial bind of no paid leave can become a physical nightmare for working women who have just given birth.

The financial bind of no paid leave can become a physical nightmare for working women who have just given birth.

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Black Colleges Should Advocate for Breastfeeding Families

With full access to lactation spaces and resources on college campuses, Black mothers would not have to choose between their education and their breastfeeding goals. They could have both.

With full access to lactation spaces and resources on college campuses, Black mothers would not have to choose between their education and their breastfeeding goals. They could have both.

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Getting Republicans on Record About How Fetal Tissue Research Has Helped Them

Imagine if the next debate among the Republican presidential candidates started with the moderator asking all the participants who are parents to raise their hands if their children received the polio vaccine as infants.

Imagine if the next debate among the Republican presidential candidates started with the moderator asking all the participants who are parents to raise their hands if their children received the polio vaccine as infants.

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Successful Breastfeeding Starts With Baby-Friendly Hospital Care

Hospitals that support breastfeeding—rather than hampering it from the very start, as so many do with practices and policies that impact breastfeeding negatively—are one way to put our money where our mouth is, as it were: one concrete way to get breastfeeding off to the best start.

Hospitals that support breastfeeding—rather than hampering it from the very start, as so many do with practices and policies that impact breastfeeding negatively—are one way to put our money where our mouth is, as it were: one concrete way to get breastfeeding off to the best start.

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Celebrate Mothers Who Breastfeed, Including Black Women Who Do So Publicly

For me, breastfeeding is not only an exercise of reproductive justice, it is a revolutionary and political act. I choose to breastfeed in public as a way to challenge the notion that Black women do not breastfeed. Not only do we breastfeed, we can do it unapologetically, in your face.

For me, breastfeeding is not only an exercise of reproductive justice, it is a revolutionary and political act. I choose to breastfeed in public as a way to challenge the notion that Black women do not breastfeed. Not only do we breastfeed, we can do it unapologetically, in your face.

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Navy Triples Maternity Leave to 18 Weeks for Sailors, Marines

The policy change will make the Navy and Marine Corps the first military services to provide more than six weeks of paid maternity leave.

The policy change will make the Navy and Marine Corps the first military services to provide more than six weeks of paid maternity leave.

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California Cracks Down on Vaccine Exemptions

On Tuesday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed one of the strictest mandatory vaccine bills in the country into law. The state will no longer allow parents to claim a religious or personal exemption.

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed one of the nation’s strictest mandatory vaccine bills. The state will no longer allow parents to claim a religious or personal exemption.

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Why Paid Paternal Leave Can Lead to Happier Families

Though studies have shown the benefits of letting working parents take paid time off to care for their children, the United States still does not guarantee paid maternal or paternal leave. CBS News talks to working parents about their struggles trying to find the time to take care of their children while also keeping their jobs.

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Report: Paid Leave for Dads Improves Family Life

A report released during the week of Father's Day finds that public policy and research often ignore men’s role in caregiving, and that paid parental leave is key to increasing gender equality worldwide.

A report released during the week of Father’s Day finds that public policy and research often ignore men’s role in caregiving, and that paid parental leave is key to increasing gender equality worldwide.

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Adoption Agencies in Michigan Can Now Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples

Same-sex couples in Michigan may have a harder time adopting children under new laws signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday that allow adoption agencies to deny anyone services based on the organization's "sincerely held" religious beliefs.

Same-sex couples in Michigan may have a harder time adopting children under new laws signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday that allow adoption agencies to deny anyone services based on the organization’s “sincerely held” religious beliefs.

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