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The cost of pregnancy and childbirth in the USA – with Jenny Brown— By Jenny Brown

Jenny Brown, the author of Birth Strike (…) discusses possible reasons for the USA’s lower-than-average birth rate, and what this means for the future of the Americas. Would the provision of affordable pregnancy healthcare and childcare in the USA influence future birth rates? How are American families coping, financially and personally, with long working hours? The Liberality channel welcomes your comments and video responses!

Jenny Brown is a National Women’s Liberation organizer and former editor of Labor Notes. She was a leader in the grassroots campaign to have “morning-after pill” contraception available over-the-counter in the U.S. and was a plaintiff in the winning lawsuit. In addition to Labor Notes, her work has appeared in Jacobin, Huffington Post, and Alternet, and she is coauthor of the Redstockings book Women’s Liberation and National Health Care: Confronting the Myth of America. She is the author of Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now.

Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work

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