White House, Nancy Pelosi Celebrate Mother’s Day as Leftists Use Term ‘Birthing People’

US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, holds her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 22, 2021. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images)
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the White House posted Mother’s Day greetings Sunday as leftists received criticism for using the term “birthing people.”

“Our mothers are our Guardian Angels, and we carry them always in our hearts, whether or not we are blessed to have them with us,” Pelosi wrote:

In its greeting, the White House said, “Moms have always built, shaped, led, and sustained this country — and we’re committed to fighting for the safe and equitable workplaces, affordable health care, child care, and equal pay that every mom deserves”:

On Thursday, Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) tweeted “black birthing people and our babies die because our doctors don’t believe our pain,” Breitbart News reported.

However, several Twitter users questioned why she used the term “birthing people.” One person asked, “Why are you erasing women?”

“Not ‘birthing people.’ MOTHERS. Jeesh. Stop with the moronically woke linguistics,” another replied.

Actress and activist Rose McGowan also weighed in on Bush’s use of the phrase.

“Birthing People? I’m empathetic to your painful & unfairly traumatic experience @CoriBush but why are you smearing bio-women to virtue signal to trans women? Why can’t we rise together?” she said:

“Your language is creepy. You are gaslighting. What you are doing is dangerous. #DemCult,” McGowan concluded.

In 2020, a Harvard Medical School department Twitter page referred to women as “birthing people” in a post, according to Breitbart News.

In a subsequent tweet, the account attempted to explain the reason it chose to use the verbiage:

“The webinar panelists used the term ‘birthing person’ to include those who identify as non-binary or transgender because not all who give birth identify as ‘women’ or ‘girls,'” the post read.

“We understand the reactions to this terminology and in no way meant for it to erase or dehumanize women,” it concluded.


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