Tag "Single Mother"

Sally’s Story – A Newborn in NICU

I was 30 years old when I became a single mother. For the past few years I have worked as a social worker and administrator for a women’s health center that provides both abortion and birth center services. I felt

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New Investigative Report Reveals Devastating Effects of the Lack of Paid Family Leave on U. S. Mothers

Data analyzed for the report shows 1 in 4 women return to work within two weeks of childbirth CHICAGO—In These Times magazine today released a groundbreaking investigative report by journalist Sharon Lerner, “The Real War on Families: Why the U.S.

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Amy’s Story

“I did not receive any paid leave when I adopted each of my two children . . . for us to go three months without my salary was just impossible and. . . two months without my salary was a hardship.”

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Tamara’s Story

“As a result of missing a few days of work…I had to [choose between] do[ing] my laundry or buy[ing] a metrocard to go to work.”

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