I am a huge “Daily Show” fan (and cried myself to sleep when “The Colbert Report” went off the air). Last night, Jessica Williams had an AMAZING segment on a new Alabama law authorizing judges to appoint attorneys for fetuses still in utero. Yes, that’s right: Alabama won’t appoint an attorney to help a woman prosecute, oh, say, a pregnancy discrimination claim against her employer. But it will give that employee’s fetus an attorney. Wow. Just wow.
You can view the entire segment here, and a shout out to Jezebel for bringing it to my attention this morning.
With all of the challenges that working women and their families face, this shouldn’t be at the top of the government’s agenda. And, for the record, Sanford Heisler, LLP, the law firm where I work, represents women who have been victims of pregnancy discrimination. We do not represent fetuses.