Human Rights Watch released a hardly comprehensive report, one “based on interviews with 64 parents across the country,” which complained: “Just three countries definitively offer no legal guarantee of paid maternity leave: Papua New Guinea, Swaziland—and the United States.” Picking up on that, Diane Sawyer announced on Wednesday’s World News:
And now, family leave. A new report from Human Rights Watch found 178 nations guarantee paid leave for new mothers and many new fathers -- as much as 16 months in Sweden. So where does America fall? At the bottom of the list with Swaziland and New Guinea.
ABC accompanied its publicity for the report, “Failing its Families: Lack of Paid Leave and Work-Family Supports in the US,” with a graphic despairing:
PAID FAMILY LEAVE
U.S. at bottom of the list
— Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. Click here to follow him on Twitter.