Whatever happened to "Equal pay for equal work?"
@ Walt: What ever happened to "family values" and not penalizing women
for getting pregnant?
Maudine,More then half of these women will be single moms.Define-"family values".
@ worf: So, because they are women who got pregnant out of wedlock and decided
not to have an abortion, but to actually carry the baby to term, they have no
"family values" and deserve to be fired or mistreated by their
employers?What if they are married? Should they get protections
@Kalindra,"What if they are married? Should they get protections
then?"--Yes! And they have!Out of wedlock? Don't people
ever get bummed out paying for someone elses behavior? Much of our taxes are
payment benefits that an unwed gets for years. Family values
require responsibility from parent past on to a growing child.
@ worf: So if a woman gets pregnant out of wedlock, she can be fired - but if
she is married she can't be fired. Got it. Question: Do you really think such actions will prevent society from
"paying for the actions" of women who get pregnant without being
married? (Hint: Pregnant women with low paying or no jobs receive lots and lots
of taxpayer funds to provide for them and their unborn child. Many of these
benefits continue after the birth of the baby. It is actually cheaper to society
if the woman works, brings home a paycheck, and pays taxes.)Question: If an unmarried woman gets pregnant with an unwanted baby and knows
that her boss can fire her for being pregnant and umarried, do you think she is
more likely to carry the baby to term and place it for adoption or get an
abortion?What values beyond punishing a woman for daring to get
pregnant out of wedlock are you trying to promote?