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Pa. Lt. Gov. Austin Davis announces birth of daughter

By: - September 3, 2023 10:53 pm

Austin Davis at the State Capitol in Harrisburg.

PITTSBURGH — Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Austin Davis announced Sunday that his wife Blayre Holmes Davis had given birth to their daughter, Harper.

“We are grateful for the doctors, nurses and our doula for their care over the past nine months and during the delivery. They supported Blayre throughout her pregnancy and ensured her birthing experience was empowering,” Davis said in a statement. “Black women are nothing short of magical, and I know that today more than ever.”

Davis said the couple would spend the next few weeks bonding with their daughter. “We will treasure this time, which is so vital for an infant and new parents. Parental leave is something every new parent should have access to,” he said.

Pennsylvania state employees are eligible for six weeks of paid family leave.

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