Dreaming of Paid Leave? It Could Come True

Sen. Gillibrand and Rep. DeLauro recently introduced a bill that could end the intolerable choices so many working families face when a baby is born or a family member falls ill. Twelve weeks of partially paid leave would help untold numbers of women keep their jobs.

Single or Not, U.S. Moms Have Reason to Feel Alone

In this society we toss the placenta, or afterbirth, despite the nutritional benefits that traditional medical practitioners have long understood. That’s analogous to the way we also trash the maternal support services, or “political afterbirth,” that should sustain our mothers.