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New Zealand's Parliament has approved legislation that will provide three days of paid leave after a miscarriage or stillbirth, without needing to use sick leave.

"The bill will give women and their partners time to come to terms with their loss without having to tap into sick leave," said member of Parliament Ginny Andersen, according to Reuters. "Because their grief is not a sickness, it is a loss. And loss takes time."

A bill that was passed by New Zealand’s Labor Lawmaker, Ginny Andersen to allow for a three days paid bereavement leave for any couple that loses their pregnancy has been approved.

The bill was passed earlier in the week and according to Ginny, the bill is about fairness and workers' rights but also focuses on promoting openness in the society about pregnancy, stillbirth and miscarriage."

A year ago, New Zealand decriminalized abortion, allowing the procedure up to 20 weeks into a pregnancy, changing a law that had been in place since 1977.

"The passing of this bill shows that once again New Zealand is leading the way for progressive and compassionate legislation, becoming only the second country in the world to provide leave for miscarriage and stillbirth," Andersen said.

The other country that provides such leave is India, which allows women to take six weeks of leave after a miscarriage, CNN reports.

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