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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:51 AM

Your boss couldn't fire you for using birth control under California bill

How Californians manage their reproductive health may soon be protected in the workplace.

Assembly Bill 569, which the Assembly sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday in a 45-13 vote, would prohibit employers from punishing workers who use birth control, get an abortion or make other reproductive health decisions they disagree with.

Supporters, such as co-sponsor NARAL Pro-Choice California, argue women should not be judged for their private health choices. They point to examples like Teri James, who in 2012 was allegedly fired from her job at San Diego Christian College for getting pregnant out of wedlock.

Its an issue of basic health, privacy and worker rights, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, the San Diego Democrat who carried the measure, said.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article173329466.html

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TexasTowelie Sep 2017 OP
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:16 AM

1. K&R.

What possible business is this sort of thing the business of an employer? Working women are not slaves.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 06:36 AM

2. Hard to believe laws like this are needed in of all places California.

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Response to Throck (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:45 AM

3. It's sad the laws are needed anywhere in a country that claims it protects freedom

and wants its citizens to stand up and declare liberty for all

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Response to lunasun (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:27 AM

4. So true.

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