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Hobby Lobby Allegedly Fired Employee Due to Pregnancy

Though the multibillion-dollar, nearly 600-store chain took its legal claim against the federal government all the way to the Supreme Court when it didn’t want to honor the health insurance requirements of the Affordable Care Act, the company forbids its employees from seeking justice in the court of law.

Though the multibillion-dollar, nearly 600-store chain took its legal claim against the federal government all the way to the Supreme Court when it didn’t want to honor the health insurance requirements of the Affordable Care Act, the company forbids its employees from seeking justice in the court of law.

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Mixed Results for Women in House Version of National Defense Authorization Act

The House passed its version of the defense bill last week, with some wins and losses on sexual assault and a few boons for new moms.

The House passed its version of the defense bill last week, with some wins and losses on sexual assault and a few boons for new moms.

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Bloomberg’s Breastfeeding Initiative: Let’s Start With Paid Parental Leave….

The key difference between Europe and the United States when it comes to breastfeeding are legal protections of paid parental leave, paid sick leave, and, in some cases allowances for longer lunch hours to breastfeed.

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Boobs at Work

Where do you store your lunch? The refrigerator is the hot spot at my office around lunchtime. However, an infant being breastfeed doesn’t store their lunch in the fridge. Their mother produces the meal. Ensuring that the meal is able to get to the infant, we need to support breastfeeding in the work place.

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Falling Behind: Single Mothers and Women of Color in the Recession

As the National Women’s Law Center reports, single mothers and women of color in general are facing rising unemployment rates – some of the highest rates in a quarter of a century. But where’s the media coverage?

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World Breastfeeding Week: Women’s Rights, Infant Health and A Supermodel Mom

Breastfeeding is a critical first step in a newborn’s health. And this year’s World Breastfeeding Week focuses on establishing an optimal foundation for it through the “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.”

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Having a Baby is No Vacation, But Why Do Employers Pay Us Like It Is?

Staying at home, develop a bond with their newborn infant, and practice breastfeeding and caring for their child(ren) isn’t a vacation.  Far from it.  Yet employers treat women like it is.  We have to save up our PTO to be able to wake up at 3am for a feeding and wipe vomit off our shoulders? Really?  Really

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Feminism and the New Great Depression: What’s Next?

Looks like feminism’s at a crossroads, and there’s a very surprising group that could hold the key to the future of the movement: men. (So does this mean I should go buy my goldfish a new bike?)

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Roundup: Teen Birth Rate Increases in 26 States; Focus on the Family Opposes Daschle Confirmation

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Obama’s pick for surgeon general; teen birth rate increases in 26 states; Focus on the Family opposes Daschle confirmation; maternity leave healthier for mothers, babies; University of Wisconsin clinic plans to offer second-trimester abortions; Rick Warren’s Uganda connections.

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Roundup: Older Children Abandoned Under Law for Babies

In Nebraska older children abandoned under law for babies; Palin and Biden agree on gay rights at debate; McCain administration would be a setback for women; Bush puts popular California family planning program at risk; Complaints filed against Bloomberg for pregnancy bias; EU to offer 18 weeks of maternity leave; and more.

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