The American Case for Paid Maternity Leave | Jessica Shortall | TEDxSMU

An important discussion about the importance of maternity leave. America is the ONLY industrialized country in the world without a comprehensive maternity leave program. Jessica points out that this is not a woman’s issue, this is an American issue and it is a disgrace. Women make up 47% of the workforce today, and yet, 88% of women do not have even one day of paid maternity leave.

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