The Biden administration has released their 2022 budget proposal on Monday and garnered criticism over their choice of words rather than the $200 million budget. On page 18 of the Biden administration’s upcoming budget plan refers to “mothers” as “birthing people.”
“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,” the proposal reads.
The section uses traditional gender-specific terms such as “maternal” and “women of color.” Still, then instead of referring to biological women who give birth as mothers, they used leftist gender-neutral wording.
In addition, President Biden’s budget would use over $200 million in funding “to help end this high rate of maternal mortality and race-based disparities in outcomes among birthing people.”
On Monday, the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities announced a $250,000 grant had been issued to study the country’s disparity in cesarean births among Black and White women. The organization claims that race has been a key determining factor for medical care when dealing with patients during labor.
The proposed plan announced that healthcare workers would receive “implicit bias training.” This announcement comes on the heels of Harvard University’s newly realized guide to “reimagine” the healthcare industry for black and brown citizens, or in other words, prioritize patients of color.
Numerous media outlets have denied the Democrat agenda to replace the word mother with the term “birthing mother,” although several elected officials have repeatedly used the new terminology.
President Biden’s choice of words recently became an important issue for members of his party like Missouri Rep. Cori Bush, who first used the term in a speech when referring to black mothers at the Capitol in May.
“I sit before you today as a single mom, as a nurse, as an activist, congresswoman, 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,” Bush told Congress.
The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, a pro-abortion non-profit organization, defended Bush in a statement claiming that “… it’s not just cis-gender women that can get pregnant and give birth. Reproductive freedom is for *every* body.”
When we talk about birthing people, we're being inclusive. It's that simple.
We use gender neutral language when talking about pregnancy, because it's not just cis-gender women that can get pregnant and give birth. Reproductive freedom is for *every* body. https://t.co/9E9qKRMJTu
— NARAL (@NARAL) May 6, 2021
Numerous conservatives argue that the new gender-inclusive “language replacement” initiative is merely an attack on biological women to reduce females to their reproductive abilities.
Throughout Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, he continuously used “unity” as a talking point. However, so far, all of his proposed legislation has favored minority Americans rather than included all Americans as he promised.