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The aggressive push by the radical left in America today is largely dependent on two things, not counting an apathetic public, one is heavy media support and the other is controlling language.
Language manipulation that produces inane terms like “birthing people,” which even appears in President Joe Biden’s bloated 2022 budget proposal.
In the quest to break down the traditional family, a key objective among progressives who eschew God, believing that they can construct a better world, words play a huge role in furthering their political agenda — the end goal being to bring about a collapse of our values so they can “build back better.”
Nowhere does this all come together more than the issue of gender dysphoria. In the mixed up, muddled up, shook up world of today, where boys can be girls and girls can be boys — on little more than a whim — the term “mother” simply won’t do because it implies gender bias.
With Joe Biden being more or less controlled by the left, the term “birthing people” made its way into his budget proposal.
Biden’s budget would literally erase the word “mother” and replace it with the woke and watered-down term “birthing people” in relation to maternal health.
Why does Biden want to cancel mothers? pic.twitter.com/SiZGqmmxkX
— Jessica Anderson (@JessAnderson2) June 7, 2021
Naturally, Democrats find racism everywhere, even when it comes to giving birth.
Behold, in the subsection “Reduces Maternal Mortality Rate and Ends Race-Based Disparities in Maternal Mortality,” under subcategory “Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure and Meeting Crisis-Related Needs,” which falls under a category titled “Investing in Public Health Infrastructure”:
The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed nations, with an unacceptably high mortality rate for Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and other women of color. To help end this high rate of maternal mortality and race-based disparities in outcomes among birthing people—and in addition to the investment in maternal health included in the American Families Plan—the Budget includes more than $200 million to: reduce maternal mortality and morbidity rates nationwide; bolster Maternal Mortality Review Committees; expand the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies program; help cities place early childhood development experts in pediatrician offices with a high percentage of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program patients; implement implicit bias training for healthcare providers; and create State pregnancy medical home programs.
The emphasis above is ours, and the budget shows just how confident progressives are in their dominance of language, where they can boldly declare that social justice issues are included in the nation’s infrastructure.
Interestingly, the term “mothers” does appear in Biden’s budget once, in a section on paid leave.
“Paid leave has been shown to keep mothers in the workforce, increasing labor force participation and boosting economic growth,” the passage states.
U.S. Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., a trained, recently-practicing faith healer, took to social media last month to speak about “black birthing people,” as the newest members of “the squad” furthered their systemic racism narrative.
Every day, Black birthing people and our babies die because our doctors don’t believe our pain. My children almost became a statistic. I almost became a statistic.
I testified about my experience @OversightDems today.
Hear us. Believe us. Because for so long, nobody has. pic.twitter.com/rExrMXzsSQ
— Congresswoman Cori Bush (@RepCori) May 6, 2021
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter, beginning with U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., who tweeted: “Stop erasing women.”
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) June 8, 2021
“Maternal mortality rate… among birthing people.” L O L https://t.co/QScwb7kyxv
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) June 7, 2021
In its hurry to rename “mothers” as “birthing people,” it appears the White House forgot that “maternal” literally means “of, relating to, belonging to, or characteristic of a mother.”
— Tré Goins-Phillips 😎 (@tregp) June 7, 2021
That is woke to the point of weird… https://t.co/rKHaZqEubz
— Ken Cuccinelli (@KenCuccinelli) June 7, 2021
Under the Biden administration, the second Sunday in May will be known as “Birthing People’s Day.” https://t.co/tRclOfnbrb
— Robert Woolley (@RandomlyBob) June 7, 2021
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