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FEATURE: Women fear maternity leave could cost jobs

UNUSED BENEFITS Working mothers, activists and trade groups say a proposal to extend unpaid leave for pregnant women before they give birth could cost jobs

By Shelley Huang  /  STAFF REPORTER

Edward is not alone in thinking this way. His hesitation highlights one of the biggest challenges working mothers face, with or without social welfare legislation. Although pregnancy leave is intended to benefit pregnant workers, without supportive measures to back up the plan, women will be the ones forced to pay for their — and society’s — lifestyle choices.

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