Oregon just became the eighth state in the country to pass a paid family leave bill, giving 12 weeks of paid time off to new parents, victims of domestic violence and people who need to care for an ill family member or themselves. The state Senate passed the law Sunday night, 21-6, with four Republican senators joining the Democratic majority. ... The news from Oregon is just the latest sign of the growing momentum behind paid parental leave in a country that's woefully behind on providing this basic benefit. The U.S. is the only developed country in the world that does not guarantee paid time off to new mothers.