What if I told you, that you could lose your job? In today’s economy that would seem probable. Now, what if I told you that if you were pregnant your chance of losing your job is even higher? Most people would say that is impossible, no work place would fire a pregnant woman, its inhuman! Well guess what folks, it’s happening right here in America. According to the New York Times, during the past year pregnant women who have lost their jobs have risen by over 50%. How could this be? The simple reason is that it is illegal for a workplace to fire a woman on the grounds of pregnancy, but that doesn’t mean the employer will declare that in the official records. Employers are avoiding maternity costs and benefits by targeting pregnant women and finding other excuses to lay off their pregnant employees. Now, where is the justice in that?! Here is another problem; the woman can’t apply for unemployment because…you have to be actively looking for a job; if you are in the last months of pregnancy that becomes very difficult. How much lower can a society or group of people sink? Targeting people for layoffs just because they are pregnant, so I ask even though employers want to maximize profits is avoiding maternity benefits really the most moral way to lower costs? Because it seems to me that it’s just another form of workplace discrimination against women.