The U.S. is 1 of 9 countries worldwide that doesn’t provide for paid maternity leave.
The United States, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Suriname, and Tonga are the only countries in the world that don’t provide for paid leave for employed mothers after they give birth. Paid leave is an important way for governments to support women and families.

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