Episode 6 – Reproductive Rights and Healthcare Part III: Maternity Leave and Affordable Child Care

Hello all!

In this episode we discuss two issues that are a vital part of reproductive rights: Maternity leave and affordable child care in Texas. Here are the sources we used if you are interested in learning more about this issue:

“Fringe Benefits.” Fringe Benefits.Texas Workforce Commission, n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2017.  http://www.twc.state.tx.us/news/efte/fringe_benefits.html

“PREGNANCY RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE.” Pregnancy Rights in the Workplace. Texas Workforce Commission, n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2017.http://www.twc.state.tx.us/news/efte/pregnancy_rights.html

“Texas .” Small Business Profile. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2017.https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/advocacy/TX.pdf

Jervis, Rick. “Texas’ maternal death rates top most industrialized countries.” USA Today. Gannett Satellite Information Network, 10 Sept. 2016. Web. 15 Feb. 2017.  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2016/09/10/texas-maternal-mortality-rate/90115960/

“Texas.” The National Campaign To Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2017. <https://thenationalcampaign.org/data/state/texas>.

WC Vacation, sick and parent leave policies  http://www.twc.state.tx.us/news/efte/vacation_sick_and_parental_leave_policies.html

Additional links we mentioned in this episode:

March for Science official page: https://www.marchforscience.com/

GLAAD’s list of transgender resources: http://www.glaad.org/transgender/resources

NatGeo’s ‘Gender Revolution’ documentary webpage: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/gender-revolution-a-journey-with-katie-couric/

FINALLY – here is the ACLU’s ‘Know Your Rights’ infographic detailing what steps to take if ICE agents show up at your door. Please share widely!

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