From Courage Campaign –
Employers should not have the right to make family-planning decisions for their workers. But in workplaces throughout California and the nation, women are losing their jobs simply because their views and family choices do not align with their place of employment. Teri James was fired from her job as a financial aid specialist because her boss didn’t approve of the fact that she was pregnant and wasn’t married.(1) In 2015, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco required teachers in local Catholic schools to sign a morality clause to ensure they did not have sex outside of marriage, which was deemed “gravely evil.”
The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act (AB 569) would protect California’s employees from workplace discrimination based on their personal reproductive decisions. The bill is headed to Governor Brown’s desk, and we need your help to make sure it is signed into law. I googled AB 569, and saw posts by conservative religious groups telling parents that if they don’t want their kids to be exposed to people who have sex before marriage, they need to call the Governor to stop this bill from becoming law. We need to balance this ledger!
No one should be afraid they’ll lose the ability to support their family because of how or when they decide to have one. They also shouldn’t be deemed qualified for a job based on their reproductive health decisions.
The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act does not force employers to change their views on reproductive health — it simply ensures that employers do not unlawfully discriminate against women for their family-planning choices.
Call Governor Brown’s office and say something like:
I’d like the Governor to sign AB 569, the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act.