when it comes to liberal shibboleths and their application. Let me break it down for you, so that all the pearl-clutching feminists can go about their business.
I don't want you getting pregnant in the military. Period. That's not your job. That's not fair to the men in your unit who have to pick up your slack. That's not fair to the unit who is unable to fill your position because you haven't left, you've just decided to have a baby and thus remove yourself from day-to-day operations.
If I were king for a day, all women in the military would be given the option - birth control or get out. Too many women have gotten out of deployments by getting knocked up. Too many women eat up valuable resources that could be put to much better use by employing an actual war-fighter rather than another government subsidized baby factory.
Is that harsh? Bullshit. Let me tell you what's harsh - when a unit has to go into a combat zone understrength because SPC Roundheels decided that having a baby was more important than her unit's mission. Yanking troops from one unit to the next to cover vacancies that were opened up by women using their baby makers to get out of doing the jobs that they're getting paid to do.
So the Navy wants to give it's women 18 weeks of paid maternity leave. I wouldn't give them a day. They can make babies on THEIR dime, not on the military's time. Who's going to cover her spot for the four and a half months she's gone?
A man. A man who has no choice but to do both his job and the woman's job, because BABIES! That's harsh.