John Stracke makes an excellent point in the Diaries: Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas makes a big deal about restricting women’s right to end a pregnancy; even well before an embryo has any cognition or heart beat, Sessions has voted for “equal protection” legislation that would make aborting such an embryo legally tantamount to murder. And yet Rep. Sessions has been unwilling to vote for legislation that would give federal employees a mere four weeks to spend with their newly born babies.
Yesterday the House voted to grant federal employees four weeks of paid parental leave. If it becomes law, that means a baby born to one or more federal employees will have four weeks of extra attention, four weeks when their parent(s) will be able to get up in the night without worrying about being a wreck at work in the morning, four weeks of bonding, maybe four weeks of breastfeeding…. he favors creating unwanted babies, but he’s unwilling to spend a few dollars to help them grow up sane and healthy.