Pittsburgh City Council registers support for women's health legislation

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Pittsburgh City Council officially registered its support for a slate of state legislation drafted by an informal women's health caucus.

The will of council supporting the bills was sponsored by Councilman Dan Gilman, who called the reforms "common sense." It passed unanimously this morning.

The bills touch on everything from women's health, to pay equity to extra protections for those claiming to victims of domestic abuse. One bill would require employers to provide more accommodations for pregnant workers and another would require them to provide a safe, sanitary space for women to pump breast milk. Another bill is aimed at protecting those who call 911 because of domestic abuse from eviction, as landlords in some communities are permitted to kick out tenants for calling the police.

Moriah Balingit: mbalingit@post-gazette.com, 412-263-2533 or on Twitter @MoriahBee.

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