Religion News Service
August 14, 2019
By Charles C. Camosy
Paid family leave has long been supported by progressives. Rightly embarrassed by the fact that the U.S. is the only developed country in the world that does not guarantee parents time off to raise their infant children and children time to nurse aging parents, Democrats have pushed for mandating such leave, legislative session in and legislative session out, for decades.
In the last few years, however, conservatives have joined the conversation in a positive way. Republicans Mike Lee, Joni Ernst, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio and Dan Crenshaw have all proposed measures to give mothers the chance to bond with their children after birth instead of immediately going back to work. Read more >>