By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

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.

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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.

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Duckworth is introducing the “Support Through Loss Act” along with Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley.

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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.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff