May 9, 2018

Proposed Law: pregnant women dont need to wait

MK Yosef Jabareen (UAL) has proposed a law that would allow pregnant women to cut to the front of the line when waiting for any public service. Public service is being defined as any service provided by a person to the public by a public authority. The service provider will have the right to ask for a letter from a doctor confirming her status as being pregnant.

The proposal passed its initial vote 42-0 and will be prepared for further readings in Knesset.





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10 comments:

  1. Insanity. Why not a handicapped person? Why not anyone who has an illness.... It's well-meaning but very stupid

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    1. Why not the handicapped? Just because the needs of all distinct groups are not addressed at once does not mean none should be. All-or-nothing is almost always the wrong approach.

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  2. Agree with Anonymous 9:02 PM. What about the elderly? Why all of a sudden just pregnant women? Is it because 'women are the new-in fad? Seems that way from all the news. The feminists have taken over! Ha?

    flora

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  3. Add war (and terrorism) disabled. But since the author is Arab, should not include Arabs disabled due to "factory errors"

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  4. Add war (and terrorism) disabled. But since the author is Arab, should not include Arabs disabled due to "factory errors"

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  5. as far as I know there is already a law allowing the elderly (above 80 I think) to skip lines

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  6. Not sure whether this is the law, or just common practice, but government offices that I have been to allow elderly, handicapped, and parents with small children present to skip the line. Looks like this law is just adding pregnant women to the list.

    (BTW - are we allowed to use the phrase "Pregnant Women", doesn't that discriminate about individuals who identify as men but who are pregnant?")

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    1. Will they have to prove that they are pregnant?

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    2. as stated in the article, the service provider will have the right to request proof as shown by a letter of confirmation of pregnancy from a doctor. I would guess that at a certain point in the pregnancy visual confirmation will almost always be enough

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