The hypocrisy angers me. In the upcoming election, the term “family values” will undoubtedly be again used by conservative candidates to denote an anti-abortion, anti-gay and anti-sex education agenda. While conservative candidates use rhetoric aimed at convincing the American public that they are somehow made pro-family by efforts to limit family planning options, they do little to help make it easy or appealing for women to actually become mothers.
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If we are to be a nation that values families, it is time that we question politicians who speak of family values about their views on paid parental leave. Businesses need to guarantee that women will be allowed to be mothers as well as workers, and that men can choose to be good fathers. It is time to bring up some legislation that would bring us into line with the rest of the west.