“If we’re going to create a new era of family first policies, let’s make sure that includes a strong paid leave program for every American that’s guaranteed, accessible, and encouraged without stigma or penalty,” she argued.
Meghan drew on her own experiences as a parent, but recognized her privilege in being able to care for her newborn without having to make “impossible choices about childcare, work, and medical care that so many have to make every single day.” She and Prince Harry welcomed their second child, Lilibet, in June.
“Like any parents, we were overjoyed. Like many parents, we were overwhelmed. Like fewer parents, we weren’t confronted with the harsh reality of either spending those first few critical months with our baby or going back to work,” she wrote.
“No family should have to choose between earning a living and having the freedom to take care of their child,” she added.