Echoing campus leftists, Biden uses term 'birthing people' in his first budget proposal
President Biden used the term as a substitute for pregnant women, mimicking woke academic terminology.
'Birthing people' appeared in a proposal regarding 'race-based disparities in maternal mortality.'
The Biden administration’s first budget used the phrase "birthing people" a section about the importance of addressing “race-based disparities in maternal mortality.”
The phrase “birthing people” has gained traction in American culture after migrating from college campuses.
For instance, a Harvard Medical School social media page used “birthing people” in a post about “maternal justice.”
Globally, ethnic minority pregnant and birthing people suffer worse outcomes and experiences during and after pregnancy and childbirth. These inequities have been further highlighted by #COVID19. Watch this panel discussion on #MaternalJustice. https://t.co/RcflQQapQo pic.twitter.com/N5m2s2SRdi
— Harvard Med Postgraduate and Continuing Education (@HMSPostgradCE) November 8, 2020
In a House Committee on Oversight and Reform meeting last month, Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) used the term “birthing people” to describe her experience as a Black mother.
“I sit before you today as a single mom, as a nurse, as an activist, and as a Congresswoman,” she said. “And I am committed to doing the absolute most to protect Black mothers, to protect Black babies, to protect Black birthing people, and to save lives.”
The budget is a $6 trillion package incorporating the American Jobs Plan, American Families Plan, and other discretionary spending.
“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,” reads the proposal that includes the term. “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 study and treat the problem.
Indeed, leading Democrats and Biden administration officials frequently take queues on their policy proposals from academia. As Campus Reform reported, President Biden has surrounded himself with professors that lean to the left on issues such as reparations.
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