Yes, and some people might believe the opposite - that they're more productive in their prime childbearing years working at a company rather than raising a child, but would like the opportunity to put off parenthood until later in life.
Now they have the *option* of doing so without having to pay out of pocket.
They had literally exactly the same opportunity before, but they had to pay for it themselves. Now it's an optional perk.
Call me old fashioned, but I believe the comments in this article are a hilarious storm in a tea cup.
I wonder if the spin would have been different if it were Google and Canonical announcing this? Nah, surely not. Slashdot isn't partisan in the slightest.