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An employer should not be forced to pay someone who isn't working
This puts a distinct disadvantage to parts of the workforce: people who want children, particularly women. This has wider consequences over power asymmetries between genders within society.
A gov't could weigh this consequence against the financial cost.
It makes economic sense to allow a woman who has gone through the painful and difficult process of childbirth time to recover; in addition, ensuring that a baby receives proper care early in life contributes to a healthy and well-adjusted population.