NWLC Reacts to Federal Court Decision Undercutting Enforcement of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) for Texas State Employees

The following is a statement by Emily Martin, NWLC Chief Program Officer:

“Yesterday, a Trump judge left pregnant workers employed by the state of Texas with no clear path to enforcing their right to a workplace accommodation under the newly passed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. This is just the latest attempt to strip us of control over our lives and turn back the clock on progress for gender justice. Coming on the heels of the Alabama IVF decision, this ruling makes clear that anti-abortion extremists aren’t satisfied with overturning Roe v. Wade. Pregnant people and those who can become pregnant continue to be at ever increasing risk. But we’re not giving up. The National Women’s Law Center led the decade-long fight to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, and we’ll be there fighting for pregnant workers in Texas as this case goes up on appeal.”