Break Up 10-Point WEA to Avoid Abortion Gridlock?

*UPDATED 6/3/14*  A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is considering jettisoning the “all or nothing” approach to passing the Women’s Equality Act to avoid gridlock over the abortion component.

Assemb. Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) has called for separate votes on proposals to protect pregnant women from discrimination at work and another to further combat human trafficking. 

The pregnancy bill would require employees to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees — such as more frequent breaks, or assignments that don’t require standing for long periods of time — and would classify any pregnancy related condition as a “temporary disability.”