President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to be the next justice of the United States, and at least one person is unhappy with his decision. According to Jennifer Sisk, a graduate from the University of Colorado Law School, Gorsuch was unfit for the nomination. He had asked his students if they knew any pregnant women who manipulated their place of employment for benefits. After only a few of his students participated, Gorsuch prodded them for more enthusiastic participation. However, Sisk was more bothered by what Gorsuch said next. "Gorsuch proceeded to say that all of his students' hands should have been raised because 'many' women used their employers for maternity benefits and then left after giving birth," her letter asserts.

He wanted to stress the idea that women neglect their position, take advantage of their employers, and leave without notice. The statistics suggest otherwise.

The claim, the facts

Gorsuch also explained "how law firms and companies 'had to ask female interviewees about pregnancy plans in order to protect the company." His thoughts on pregnancy, birth, and motherhood mirror a general consensus among employers. Pregnancy is viewed as a virus, so people try their best to avoid anything and anyone in association. However, if women decide to keep their babies, they need a stable source of income. They can't always rely on spousal support, family members, or friends. However, they may not be able to rely on their own jobs, either.

Across the pond

American mothers aren't the only women grappling with their bosses. Pregnant women within the United Kingdom are struggling in their careers, too. The lack of supervision, responsibility, and accountability can put these women in a tough position. However, some women are put in no position. "While women returning from maternity leave have some legal protection against unscrupulous employers, the employment tribunal fee requirement may well put many women off from pursuing claims," the chief executive of Citizens Advice says.

Mothers aren't the only people who suffer. If they don't have their jobs, they can't provide for their loved ones, and they can't provide for their children, either.