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Pregnancy: An Inconvenience to Employers?

Friday, July 29, 2016 @ 2:50 PM
Pregnancy: An Inconvenience to Employers? Planned Parenthood's solution to "inconvenience" is much different than employers who deal routinely with the inconvenience of pregnant workers.
Shocking as it may be to the feminist worldview, the great majority of mothers actually want to be home with their children. - Anne Reed

Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood, spoke at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday. And of course she went after the Republican presidential nominee with a vengeance, accusing him of having a “disturbing worldview.”

One particular point screamed out hypocrisy. She sharply criticized Donald Trump for a comment he once made referring to pregnancy as an “inconvenience” for a woman’s employer. 

Well, I’m a woman, and I can accept his statement as true without taking offense to it. Employers make provision for their employees through many inconveniences. 

Most employers offer sick time, and it’s often paid. Every time an employee calls in sick, guess what, it’s an inconvenience. It’s an inconvenience when employees take vacation time because one or several people usually have to carry the extra load when an employee isn’t there doing his or her job. 

We face inconveniences in our relationships all the time. Love embraces inconveniences for the sake of the loved one. Together, we work through them. This is a beautiful reality of life. It’s called giving. It’s called sacrifice.

But let’s be honest, for Cecile Richards, the word “inconvenience” means something altogether different. For the multi-billion dollar organization she runs, the word is synonymous with “get rid of it!” If something causes you an inconvenience in your life, you simply must remove it at all costs – you must kill it.

Women move in and out of the workforce with far greater frequency than men. For employers, this is an inconvenience. But it is an inconvenience that employers allow for.

This fact also explains in large part the male/female wage disparity. Although DNC speech writers seem to have landed on a figure of 79%, Pew research from last year revealed women are paid 84% of what men are paid. That report shows the narrowing gap that exists in large part because women were more likely to say they had taken breaks from their career to care for their family. And research has shown that these types of interruptions can have a long-term impact on earnings.

The Pew study showed that, “Roughly four-in-ten mothers say they have taken a significant amount of time off from work (39%) or reduced their work hours (42%) to care for a child or other family member. Roughly a quarter (27%) say they have quit work altogether to take care of these familial responsibilities. (Fewer men say the same. For example, just 24% of fathers say they have taken a significant amount of time off to care for a child or other family member.)”

According to a 2012 survey of modern American mothers by ForbesWoman and TheBump.com, 84% of working women said they consider staying home to raise children a financial luxury to which they aspire. So, while employers face the inconvenience of losing valuable employees temporarily or permanently, mothers view it a luxury to lean on their husbands as breadwinners for the family. 

Shocking as it may be to the feminist worldview, the great majority of mothers actually want to be home with their children. Time with our children and our families is more important than the almighty dollar or rising to the top in the workforce. 

The number of hours worked per woman here at AFA is 81% compared to the number of hours worked per man. Many (including myself) work part-time. We have more time off for the things that are most important to us: pregnancies, children, and family. I am incredibly grateful that AFA values families enough to embrace the inconveniences created by our God-given desire to nurture and serve our families. 

Lust for blood, money, and power result in a truly disturbing worldview, from which girls and women are made to believe their value comes from their ability to earn money and outdo men. 

When a mother considers her child an inconvenience and purposefully ends the life of that child for the sake of her sacred career, she is hallowed by Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. And it brings in the never ending flow of blood money to Cecile Richards and her enormously powerful, wealthy, tax-funded empire that debases human life like no other. 

Of course, Richards believes pregnancy is inconvenient. She believes the baby in the womb should be violently disposed of for the sake of convenience and money and power. She has proven it, and she continues to prove it every day of her life. 

In the U.S., abortions are snuffing out the lives of 1.382 million babies every year. 

That’s:
115,167 every month
26,577 every week
3,786 every day
157 every hour
2.6 every minute

Until we defund Planned Parenthood, overturn Roe v. Wade, and stop killing babies every single day in this country, we as a nation are of one mind with Cecile Richards.

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