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New Zealand approves paid leave for miscarriage and stillbirth

New Zealand approves paid leave for miscarriage and stillbirth

New Zealand’s parliament has unanimously approved a bill that gives mothers and their partners three days of bereavement leave after a miscarriage or stillbirth. Ginny Andersen, the Labour member of Parliament who drafted the bill, said she claimed the legislation to be unique in the world. The measure applies to parents and even to couples planning to have a child through adoption or surrogacy.

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Phoenix 3 weeks

This is confusing. We have abortion till birth which strips unborn babies of their humanity and now we can take bereavement leave upon their natural death, which affirms their humanity.

Martin 3 weeks

I thought it was just a clump of cells?

Shane 3 weeks

Do they have paid leave for the bereavement of an older child? Or another family member even? This legislation sounds silly and redundant to me

namesake544 3 weeks

So many people in the comments who see how well workers in other countries get treated and seem to be in denial. Stop hating because you are treated worse.

Jack 3 weeks

More expenses piled onto business owners in a country that struggles to support itself.

GreenMachine 3 weeks

I'm kinda happy about this. I think the would-be parents need a little time to grieve and get themselves together before going back to work. At the same time I have a hard time squaring that with their abortion policy. But hey I'm not the smartest guy on here.

geckouni 3 weeks

Just wonder if people who commented were women and never had to face those issue belong to women..

Rocky 3 weeks

How can this be a thing when these same people don't believe it's even a human being yet. Why do they need "bereavement" time to be sad over what they consider just a lump of useless cells.🤷🏾‍♂️

Seekster 3 weeks

How do you square this with still allowing abortions? If the baby isn't alive until he or she is born then what is there to be bereaved about? You can't have it both ways. The correct answer is yes the unborn baby is alive so still birth is something to mourn and abortion is murder.

TheEnlightenedFool 3 weeks

FINALLY!!! As a younger adult, something came out of me that was blatantly problematic. It was extra thick and chunky while thinking it was OK TO BE AHWHITE

Beijing Biden
Beijing Biden 3 weeks

Does the father get time off to or is this still more female privilege🤔

Matt H.
Matt H. 3 weeks

More workers rights is a good thing.

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 3 weeks

Why not four days?

J. S. Dietrich
J. S. Dietrich 3 weeks

I know it's only three days, but why?

Fareem 3 weeks

fact: this will be abused. sorry, that's just why we can't have nice things

kaleb 3 weeks

Seems odd that so many of these, "well, what about abortion" commenters seem to forget that pro lifers have miscarriages and still births as well... It can be a very traumatic experience, let people grieve, ffs.

jon 3 weeks

Welp, the Kiwis just one-upped Canada in woke BS legislation. Are you gonna take it lying down, Justin???

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