Quotes: Pregnancy Fairness

“The point of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act,” [Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr.] said, “is to reduce the number of women who are driven from the work force or forced to go months without an income as a result of becoming pregnant.”

NY Times article on a pregnancy discrimination case

If I were a capitalist I would not give my employees health insurance with no deductible, which I do, including dental, and paid pregnancy leave. That’s not called capitalism, that’s called being a Christian and someone who believes in democracy, so that everyone should get a fair slice of the pie.

Michael Moore

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act has been re-introduced in the U.S. House and Senate. […] Without this legal protection, thousands of American women are forced to choose between keeping their jobs or keeping their pregnancies.

And for most people, not keeping your job is not a choice you can afford to make.

So let me be very clear: If you claim to be “pro-life” and yet you don’t support this bill, I have to conclude you are, at best, a sanctimonious hypocrite and not someone whose proclamations on “morality” are deserving of any attention or respect.

Fred Clark at Slacktivist

In some cases, care providers lay on the scare tactics so strongly that they bully women into weight loss surgery, risky diets, over-intervention, and even terminating the pregnancy.  That is NOT good health care, that’s medical bullying.

The Well Rounded Mama

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