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Boston city council approves parental leave … for abortion!

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[Editor’s note: This story originally was published by Live Action News.]

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser
Live Action News

The Boston City Council recently voted to expand its parental leave program, which would ordinarily be a laudable decision. City employees, both men and women alike, are now entitled to 12 weeks of leave after childbirth, adoption, miscarriage, and pregnancy loss for under the new policy. At first glance, it seems like a positive development, but the policy includes abortion as “pregnancy loss,” and allows employees to take paid leave for that reason as well.

One of the council members responsible for the new policy explained that women need the time off for their mental health following pregnancy loss and abortion.

“Six years ago, as a new City Councilor and a new mom, I was proud to introduce Boston’s first ever paid parental leave ordinance,” Councilor Michelle Wu said, according to the East Boston Times-Free Press. “Our leadership at the city level set the standard for employers throughout Boston and pushed momentum for protections at the state level. Today, I’m excited to join Councilor Edwards in proposing to go further—to codify the city’s expansion for twelve weeks of paid leave into law and expand the city’s leave policy for anyone facing a loss of pregnancy for whatever reason, including miscarriage or termination. Our city must be a place of

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