There are 164 countries in this world who offer paid maternity leave. There are four (4) countries in this world who do not.
Guess which one describes the United States? Yes, we are one of four countries out of 168 who do not guarantee paid maternity leave (or paternity leave) to our new parents.
So much for "family friendly", eh?
If that appalls you as much as it appalls me, go here and sign a petition so that congress understands that we think mothers and fathers and children should be valued in this country.