A Brooklyn lawmaker wants to make it easier for pregnant women to park around the city. City Councilman David Greenfield is pushing a bill that would grant free parking to pregnant women if their doctors say they have physical or mobility issues.
Under the proposal, pregnant women could get placards that would give them free parking in no parking or no standing zones until 30 days after their expected due dates.
Greenfield says the bill would make life a little easier for women with difficult pregnancies.
Critics argue the bill would just make the city’s parking laws more complicated, and could lead to discrimination against expectant mothers.
Similar laws already exist in Georgia and Oklahoma.