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S. 995 (95th): A bill to amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Oct 13, 1978.

(Conference report filed in House, H. Report 95-1786) Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to specifically encompass pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions within the prohibition against sex discrimination in employment, including discrimination with respect to fringe benefit plans. Requires where benefit costs are apportioned between employers and employees, that additional costs required by this Act be made in the same proportion. Exempts employers from paying for health insurance benefits for abortions, except where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term, or where medical complications have arisen from an abortion. Prohibits the reduction of existing benefits as a means of compliance with this Act within one year from the date of enactment of this Act, or prior to the expiration of any applicable collective bargaining agreement.