pregnant women http://wrkf.org en EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers http://wrkf.org/post/eeoc-announces-tougher-rules-protecting-pregnant-workers Discrimination against female workers who might get pregnant in the future, or have been pregnant in the past, is against the law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said this week. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:28:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 29464 at http://wrkf.org EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers Few Doctors Warn Expectant Mothers About Environmental Hazards http://wrkf.org/post/few-doctors-warn-expectant-mothers-about-environmental-hazards Doctors regularly counsel expectant mothers about the risks associated with smoking, drinking and poor nutrition during pregnancy.<p>But many obstetricians are reluctant to speak with them about the potential dangers posed by toxic substances in the environment — things like heavy metals, solvents and pesticides.<p>That is the conclusion reached by a recent survey of 2,500 obstetricians, the <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0098771;jsessionid=786F7A3DC08BC93B6D0A28731FCFA64B">results </a>of which were published Wednesday in the journal <em>PLOS ONE</e Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:34:00 +0000 editor 28547 at http://wrkf.org Few Doctors Warn Expectant Mothers About Environmental Hazards Thou Shalt Not Pull the Plug http://wrkf.org/post/thou-shalt-not-pull-plug <p>“We have to err on the side of life and give that baby a voice.”</p><p>That’s the philosophy behind a bill to require keeping a pregnant woman on life support until her child can be born. HB 1274 is headed to conference committee after its author, New Orleans Representative Austin Badon, urged the full House Thursday to reject an amendment added by the Senate earlier this week.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 27319 at http://wrkf.org Thou Shalt Not Pull the Plug ACLU Sues, Claiming Catholic Hospitals Put Women At Risk http://wrkf.org/post/aclu-sues-us-bishops-says-catholic-hospital-rules-put-women-risk The American Civil Liberties Union has decided to go directly to the source of its unhappiness with the way women are treated in Catholic hospitals. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:54:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 19550 at http://wrkf.org ACLU Sues, Claiming Catholic Hospitals Put Women At Risk