Should the United States adopt maternity leave similar to Canada?

Maternity leave in Canada is called Employment Insurance. Below is the gist of what it covers:

EI maternity benefits can be paid for a maximum period of 15 weeks. You cannot receive EI maternity benefits beyond 17 weeks after the expected or actual week of childbirth, whichever of the two is later.

EI parental benefits can be paid for a maximum period of 35 weeks. The payments must be made within 52 weeks of the week your child was born or the week your child was placed with you for adoption.

Should the United states offer benefits similar to this?

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/ei/types/mater…

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