By Julia Johnson | June 11, 2021
At a hearing today about the budget for the Health and Human Services Department (HHS), Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) challenged HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra to clarify why his department is now apparently referring to mothers as "birthing persons" instead of just "mothers.” Lankford stressed that, “Mom is a pretty good word.” At one point, Lankford said to Becerra, "I also noticed you changed a term in your budget work. You shifted in places from using the term ‘mother’ to ‘birthing people’ rather than mother. Can you help me get a good definition of birthing people?"...........To Read More....
My Take - If a "birthing person" is a mother, and only women can give birth, why is it necessary to redefine this? Also, how does this reflect on "the work that’s being done", and what work is that exactly that requires these bureaucrats to redefine language as to who gives birth? Victor Davis Hanson noted: “I think it’s characteristic of all bureaucracies that when they can’t solve an existential problem, they always go to the trivialities like they’ve done something.”
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