Viewfinder is Pacific Standard's daily photo feature, showcasing one image from the news.
The U.S. has a rough track record with how it treats new parents, but there are reasons to believe that this could soon be a thing of the past.
A firefighter cuts brush at the Thomas Fire on December 7th, 2017, near Fillmore, California.
A surfer rides a wave at the famous Mavericks surf break on December 17th, 2018, in Half Moon Bay, California. A giant swell brought waves of up to 50 feet high to Northern California.
Passengers wait in a Transportation Security Administration line at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 9th, 2019, in New York City.