Meet Licia Ronzulli, an Italian member of the European Parliament, who on Twitter calls herself "ma prima di tutto mamma!" (first of all, mom!). Ronzulli has been bringing her daughter Victoria to work since she was 6 weeks old.
Here she is in October 2010, voting to support raising paid maternity leave in the European Union from 14 to 20 weeks. The proposal never became law, but the European Union still requires 14 weeks of paid maternity leave.
Here she is again in December 2011:
And November 2012:
In stark contrast to the European Union, the United States has no such nationwide, paid maternity leave policy. This week marked the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, which requires employers to give new mothers 12 weeks unpaid maternity leave.
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