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Published: Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:55 a.m. MDT

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Walt Nicholes
Orem, UT

Whatever happened to "Equal pay for equal work?"

Maudine
SLC, UT

@ Walt: What ever happened to "family values" and not penalizing women for getting pregnant?

worf
Mcallen, TX

Maudine,

More then half of these women will be single moms.

Define-"family values".

Kalindra
Salt Lake City, Utah

@ worf: So, because they are women who got pregnant out of wedlock and decided not to have an abortion, but to actually carry the baby to term, they have no "family values" and deserve to be fired or mistreated by their employers?

What if they are married? Should they get protections then?

worf
Mcallen, TX

@Kalindra,

"What if they are married? Should they get protections then?"--Yes! And they have!

Out of wedlock? Don't people ever get bummed out paying for someone elses behavior? Much of our taxes are payment benefits that an unwed gets for years.

Family values require responsibility from parent past on to a growing child.

Bubble
SLC, UT

@ worf: So if a woman gets pregnant out of wedlock, she can be fired - but if she is married she can't be fired.

Got it.

Question: Do you really think such actions will prevent society from "paying for the actions" of women who get pregnant without being married? (Hint: Pregnant women with low paying or no jobs receive lots and lots of taxpayer funds to provide for them and their unborn child. Many of these benefits continue after the birth of the baby. It is actually cheaper to society if the woman works, brings home a paycheck, and pays taxes.)

Question: If an unmarried woman gets pregnant with an unwanted baby and knows that her boss can fire her for being pregnant and umarried, do you think she is more likely to carry the baby to term and place it for adoption or get an abortion?

What values beyond punishing a woman for daring to get pregnant out of wedlock are you trying to promote?

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