CHICAGO (CBS)– U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth is leading the charge to provide three days of paid leave for women after a pregnancy loss or related condition.
It’s a crisis Duckworth herself experienced, when she had a miscarriage during her 2016 senate campaign.READ MORE: Man Dies After Being Shot In West Garfield Park
Currently, there is no federal paid leave program in the U.S. The Family and Medical Leave Act allows those who are eligible to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave.READ MORE: 15-Year-Old Critically Wounded, Among 2 Shot In Belmont Heights Online Sale Meetup
Duckworth is introducing the “Support Through Loss Act” along with Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley.MORE NEWS: Dixmoor Boil Order Remains In Effect As Crews Continue Work To Identify Source Of Weeklong Water Woes
It would require at least three days of paid leave in the event of a miscarriage, unsuccessful fertility procedure and a failed adoption or surrogacy.