And blessed. Blessed!” Barrymore gave birth to Olive on Sept. 26, 2012, and in subsequent media appearances she has expressed how much she’d like to have a big family, especially because she grew up an only child. So having another little angel in the house is just icing on the cake for the Charlie’s Angelsstar. “You’re so lucky to get to do it. It’s such a miracle.
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Then and Now: Pregnancy Discrimination Hurts Women and Their Families
Some of the pregnancy discrimination that occurs today is more subtle than what happened to women of Mary Richards’ generation. Today, pregnant women tend to be forced out of their jobs or fired because their employers refuse to make minor accommodations that would enable them to continue working — such as letting them carry a water bottle, take bathroom breaks or sit down as they do their jobs. This discrimination is shameful and does real harm to women and their families at a time when they badly need wages. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act , now before Congress, would help to combat this form of discrimination.
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