Parking perks for pregnant women proposed in city

(AP) - A New York City councilman is introducing a billthat would grant special parking rights to women who are having adifficult pregnancy.

Councilman David Greenfield of Brooklyn says that if his billpasses, pregnant women could ask their doctors to sign a notesaying they have physical or mobility challenges.

If their doctors sign off, the women would get placardsentitling them to park in no-parking zones.

Greenfield decided to introduce the bill after watching his wifestruggle through two tough pregnancies. It's similar to laws on thebooks in at least two states, Georgia and Oklahoma.

Some critics warned that the bill could further complicate thecity's mess of parking laws.

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