Women & Congress
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Women: Can I have birth control?
Women: I couldn’t get birth control so I got pregnant. Can I have an abortion?
Women: You prevented me from having an abortion so I’m carrying the fetus, but my employer won’t provide reasonable accommodations and is threatening to fire me. Would you please pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act?
Women: I had the baby, but I’m out of work. Can I have WIC and food stamps until I get back on my feet?
Women: I found a job, but it doesn’t offer me insurance. Can I have government guaranteed insurance?
Women: My kid got sick and I got fired because I missed time caring for him. Can I get unemployment?
Women: I’m having a hard time getting my kid from school consistently. Can we fund after-school programs?
Women: I’m prepared to work to support my family. Can you make sure that a full-time job’s minimum wage is enough to do that?
Them: No. But what’s the matter with you and your family, that working two jobs can’t lift you out of poverty? And what kind of a mother are you, letting someone else watch your child while you work? If your child doesn’t do well in school or gets in trouble, it’s entirely your fault. You shouldn’t have had a child if you weren’t prepared to take care of her.