and after thinking about this for a long time, this is what I have come up with.

Should she be entitled to one year maternity leave? Yes, I feel she should be entitled to whatever she is legally eligible for.

That being said, should she take her full one year maternity leave? I guess the decision is hers, but I would think taking the full year would not be politically expedient for her. There are lots of options available to her beyond taking the full leave or no leave at all. I am sure her position has a certain amount of flexibility to the hours she works, which public appearance she does, how much she can work from home, etc. I too am interested to know what she decides.

Maren

Who wishes there were more politicians around to be in the age group where what kind of maternity leave they are eligible is even an issue.