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New Zealand Introduces Paid Leave For Families After Miscarriages, Stillbirths

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New Zealand’s parliament has unanimously voted to give mothers and their partners the right to paid leave after a miscarriage or stillbirth.
India is the only country with similar legislation, where the law states that women are entitled to six weeks leave if they miscarry a baby.New Zealand Introduces Paid Leave For Women After Miscarriages, Stillbirths
BBC reported that Labour Party’s MP Ginny Andersen, who introduced the bill said the passing of the bill shows that New Zealand is once again leading the way for progressive and compassionate legislation.
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⁣⁣”The passing of this bill shows that once again New Zealand is leading the way for progressive and compassionate legislation, becoming only the second country in the world to provide leave for miscarriage and stillbirth,” Ginny Andersen reportedly said.
“⁣⁣The bill will give women and their partners time to come to terms with their loss without having to tap into sick leave. Because their grief is not a sickness, it is a loss. And loss takes time.””, she added.
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⁣⁣⁣⁣The legislation applies to parents, their partners, and parents planning to have a child through adoption or surrogacy — giving them three days leave when a pregnancy ends with a stillbirth.
According to NHS, stillbirth is when a baby is born dead after 24 completed weeks of pregnancy, and it occurs in around 1 in every 200 births in England. If the baby dies before 24 completed weeks, it’s known as a miscarriage or late fetal loss.TRENDING VIDEO OF THE WEEK Photos Credit: Getty

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