The topic that I feel most strongly about is the treatment of parents of newborn children. Compared to other countries, the United States is extremely lacking in child care services. As of now, child care laws are a state law and can be as strong or lenient as the state legislature pleases. The only federal law in place for this cause is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA allows certain employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in order to take care of a newborn. This law has certain requirements so if those are not met, a woman can be fired for simply having a child. This is unacceptable because in some cases, parents are forced to quit jobs or take on extreme amounts of debt just to take care of their children. The government is forcing the mother and father to choose between making money to provide for their children or taking care of their children. Occasionally, the parents get paid leave but this is often not enough time and leaves the parents with the responsibility of quickly finding other ways to care for their child. This restricts the parents from spending essential time with the infants in order to build a parental bond. I feel that improving this system will put the United States on the right track for the future.