‘Pregnant Women’ Replaced with Gender-neutral Phrase ‘Birthing People’ in Biden’s 2022 Budget

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The controversial phrase “birthing people” was included in President Biden’s proposed 2022 budget, drawing criticism from the right and praise from the left.

The gender-neutral phrase referring to pregnant women coined by the left attempts to be more inclusive of the transgender community, while also including biological families. It was first introduced during a House Oversight Committee hearing in May when House Democratic leaders used the phrase multiple times in discussing “America’s Black Maternal Health Crisis.”

Social media users joined the debate online, after New York Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, a Democrat and the chairman of the committee, began an opening statement by asking, “How does one of the most medically advanced nations in the world continue to fail Black birthing people at such high rates?”

The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, commonly referred to as NARAL, tweeted following the hearing that “cis-gender women”—a woman whose gender identity matches her sex at birth—are not the only ones who can “get pregnant and give birth.”

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SOURCE: Charisma News

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