Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, noted that Democrats are leading the policy fight for legislation that would bar employers from refusing to accommodate pregnancies.
“It’s completely in my view outrageous that the Democratic caucus wouldn’t make an accommodation for Tammy Duckworth,” O’Neill told BuzzFeed News. “That is an issue of public policy that is extremely important. You don’t always get to time your pregnancy perfectly to account for things, and pregnancy is not like any other condition. It needs to be treated with the respect that it deserves.”