Government already stopping unemployment benefit to women for being pregnant

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

Iain Duncan Smith yesterday flagged up the possibility of refusing child benefit to women who have more than two children.

But women who are pregnant with their first child are already being refused unemployment benefit.

An unemployed woman has lost her unemployment benefit after she was put on light duties at a workfare placement in B&Q when she informed them she was 23 weeks pregnant.

Full story here:

Ashton Job Centre sanctions young woman for being pregnant

This is not the first time – or the last time – that unemployed women have been targeted by the DWP for being pregnant.

In fact, this is not the first time in our history we’ve seen this kind of treatment of women in poverty who have the audacity to get pregnant ………..


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