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July 29, 2002

Where's Right on Paid Leave?

With strong approval by a legislative committee, the California state legislature will soon vote on mandating 12 weeks of paid leave for new mothers and others facing family emergencies. Yet supposedly pro-family conservatives in the GOP are opposing the bill. It seems that the Right is always trying to prove the old caricature of themselves as being pro-life only until birth. Although notably, the Catholic Church activists are the only pro-lifers loudly in the forefront of also supporting paid family leave, just as they opposed the religious right's attacks on welfare in California earlier in the decade. It is this hypocrisy by the religious right that explains why they could never build a real alliance to the Catholic pro-lifers.

Posted by Nathan at July 29, 2002 03:38 PM

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