Life Action Alert!

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The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act ( was passed in the 117th Congress and would require covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to a worker’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless the accommodation will cause the employer an undue hardship.

Because of its pro-family focus, this bill was supported by the USCCB. However, in August of this year, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a proposed regulation that would require employers to accommodate employees who choose to get abortions, such as by giving them leave to obtain one.

The USCCB is asking that you contact the EEOC by Oct. 10 to let them know this is contrary to the spirit of the bill and goes beyond the EEOC’s authority.  You can do so easily by going here: