The Sexes: No Pregnant Pause

The women's movement may be hurting elsewhere, but it is healthy in the courts. Last week the Supreme Court ruled that no state can deny unemployment benefits to women during the last three months of pregnancy and the six weeks following birth on the "conclusive presumption" that they are all physically unable to work at that time. The decision overturns a portion of a Utah law upheld last February by the state supreme court. Although Mary Ann Turner, 23, held Kelly Girl temporary jobs during the final months before her son Brian was born, the Utah court ignored such earthly evidence...

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