Meghan McCain calls for Mandatory Paid Family Leave
Meghan McCain is calling for mandatory paid family leave.
Cites the fact that Republicans are supposed to be the “party of family values.”
FROM ABC NEWS – “The View” co-host and new mother Meghan McCain returned to the show from a three-month maternity leave with updates on her daughter, Liberty Sage, and a newfound support for mandatory paid maternity leave after experiencing health complications from giving birth.
McCain went on to say that throughout her maternity leave, she often thought about the “privilege” she had in having time to recover from her complications and bond with her daughter.
“As I thought about it, the more angry I got that there weren’t women in the rest of America that had the same kind of luxury that I had working here at ‘The View,'” she said.
McCain pointed out the conservative emphasis on being “the party of family values” even when there is a lack of support for a mandatory paid maternity leave for all women.
“Everything about our ideology sort of stems from the nucleus of the family,” McCain said.
“We are leaving women in this country without [that] capacity and ability — unless you have an employer that allows you to take care of your child — to heal physically, which is something that needs to happen,” she added.