Transexuals want you to use the phrase “birthing individuals” instead of “pregnant women” because, according to them, the latter promotes “trans hatred.”
LGBT activists have already convinced the Midwives Alliance of North America to stop referring to their clients as “women” and “mothers” and instead call them “pregnant people” and “birthing individuals” so transexuals won’t get offended.
“Pregnant individuals are the only direct care providers for themselves and their unborn babies, thus the most important determinant of a healthy pregnancy is the pregnant person,” MANA states on its web site. “The biological wisdom to give birth is innate, it has been held throughout time, and is experienced across cultures by all pregnant people.”
Numerous midwives protested this language change, calling it an attack on women in an open letter they wrote to MANA.
“By embracing the idea that any human other than those in a class called women carry offspring to term, give birth to them and nurse them, we are prioritizing gender identity over biological reality,” the open letter stated. “We are also contributing to the cultural erasure of women’s wisdom that the physiological power encoded in our female bodies is what creates, nourishes, and births live offspring and transmits culture.”
“Maintaining this understanding of women’s unique power to give birth does not preclude practitioners from taking into account how individuals in their care prefer to be identified.”
In response, one transexual activist called the open letter “highly offensive” to transexuals because it “denies” their gender and “implies the care provider decides the identity of the client.”
But in reality, the ability to give birth is based on the biological sex of the person, not the person’s “gender identity.”
In a similar incident, Democratic representatives introduced a bill this past summer that would ban the words “husband” and “wife” from being used in federal law because they are “gendered terms” and “discriminate” against gay people.
The bill, introduced by Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.), would introduce new “gender-neutral” terms such as “spouse” or “married couple.”