Motherhood "shouldn't mean taking a pay cut"--even if the mother isn't working.
Paid maternity leave means getting paid when you don't work.
That's an even better deal than the military get. The military only have the old jobs held for them. They aren't guaranteed pay from those jobs when they aren't working.
Don't get me wrong. I'm absolutely for paid benefits including maternity leave. If the business owner(s) can afford to pay and want(s) to pay, go for it.
I'm not for forcing businesses to give benefits or for forcing tax payers to pay for those benefits. And I'm definitely not for driving up the national debt. But, apparently modern GOP conservatives are.
H/T Stephen Miller