Paid family leave is a critical component of reproductive freedom, and everyone deserves the dignity and financial stability that it offers. Without it, mothers don’t have the time needed to heal from childbirth, and families don’t have time to bond with their new babies; families may face greater challenges in creating stable and nurturing homes for their children; and working people sometimes must risk their livelihoods to care for sick or injured family members.
Paid family leave is inextricably linked to economic opportunity. When parents are forced to abandon caring for their children or relatives for a paycheck, the whole family suffers.
NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut is a proud member of the Connecticut Campaign for Paid Family Leave. This legislation is long overdue in our state and we will fight to make 2018 the year that we make this law a reality for the people of Connecticut!