Human rights are women's rights, are mother's rights, are infant's rights!
America has the audacity to #lecture #China and other countries about #women's rights, yet it forgets that mothers are women! It forgets that #infants also have rights.
In the USA, there is no such thing as paid maternity leave. Because maternity is seen as a #handicap or a disability!
The Family Act provides unpaid leave, which is not a viable option for most - especially single moms. Not in a country where the cost of giving birth rivals the cost of brain or open heart surgery! And where the infant daycare costs (aside from the fact that most day-cares don't even accept 3-6 week infants) is more than the medium after tax income of most mothers!
We have laws, in most States, against selling a 6-8 week puppy; but we force the mother to leave her infant the next day after she gives birth!
How did all the international human rights organizations overlook America's blatant violation of mother and infant rights?
#HumanRights #WomenRights #viral
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