Friday, February 17, 2006

This is not a joke. Were this a joke, there would be something funny about it.

A female employee was told that her pregnancy was costing her company too much money and that it would pay for her to have an abortion. It's an extreme example, but advocates say the workplace is still tough on pregnant women.
That someone could not only consider such a proposition but also propose it to a woman is an indictment of those in our society who believe that we live to work, who cannot understand that we work only so that we may live. I wonder how the man who proposed this--and it must have been a man--would react if someone proposed the same to his wife.

This story is just one example of how hard it is to be pregnant and working. We're lucky that Mama and I work for the good guys.

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