PBS NewsHour

Why America's policies toward mothers need to be fixed

Clip: 03/03/2019 | 5m 36s

When she went back to work one day after having her second child, author Amy Westervelt realized America’s policies towards mothers need to be fixed. In "Forget Having It All: How America Messed Up Motherhood - and How to Fix It," Westervelt explores the history of American beliefs about motherhood and offers policy remedies. She recently spoke with NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson.

Aired: 03/03/19

Rating: NR

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