Christine Quinn on CNN's "Primetime with Chris Cuomo" argues with Senator Rick Santorum saying, "When a woman is pregnant, that is not a human being inside of her." He then asked,"Is it biologically a human life?" and she shouted "no!" You can watch the exchange below:
No mandate on business. No new taxes. No new entitlement. With 48% of Americans unable to cover a $400 emergency, a new baby could be a financial catastrophe. Numerous studies have shown that families are stronger when there is a solid bond between parents and their child. What if we could help all families to have the opportunity to start off strong by have time together those first few weeks?
As a pro-life community, supporting paid family leave is consistent with our values and helps us support mothers who choose life!
If you agree, contact your Member of Congress and Senators here and ask them to support paid family leave that fits our values! If you are not sure yet, learn more at www.paidleaveforfamilies.com. Many conservatives who are now strong supporters started out skeptical until they learned about this unique approach.
BY FORMER SEN. RICK SANTORUM (R-PA.), OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 02/23/19
Patriot Voices Executive Director Nadine Maenza wrote this article recently in The Hill.
It is time to put our pro-life and pro-family beliefs to action by supporting the “Economic Security for New Parents Act” just introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.).
This plan gives parents the option of funding paid leave after the birth or adoption of a baby by drawing on their own social security funds. They would then postpone their retirement by just a few months, at no added cost to the government or taxpayers. Any suggestion that this would drain social security is mistaken since it creates no additional costs to the program.
We have a plan that lets new parents use their Social Security benefits for parental leave.
By Sen. Marco Rubio & Rep. Ann Wagner
Upon signing the Social Security Act into law in 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “the civilization of the past hundred years, with its startling industrial changes, has tended more and more to make life insecure … we have tried to frame a law which will give some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family.”
Over 80 years later, this still rings true.
Falling rates of marriage and childbirth, coupled with the loss of stable, good-paying employment in a rapidly shifting global economy are making young families socially and financially insecure. Today, having a child can be an income shock matched only by college tuition or a down payment on a home.
Far too many new parents take on new debt or fall onto welfare programs just to pay for their basic living costs after having a child. Stories abound of mothers returning to work just days after giving birth.