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Biden Budget: We Need to Reduce Disparities in Outcomes Among “Birthing People”

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:49 pm

Free Beacon:

President Joe Biden embraced the woke terminology favored by radical left-wing activists in his 2022 budget proposal, which refers to mothers as “birthing people.”

The text of Biden’s record-breaking $6 trillion budget, unveiled last month, includes a section highlighting more than $200 million in health care spending aimed at reducing the “high rate of maternal mortality and race-based disparities in outcomes among birthing people.”


I don’t know nothin’ about birthin’ babies, but I know this: you know who births people?

Mothers. That’s who.

20 Responses to “Biden Budget: We Need to Reduce Disparities in Outcomes Among “Birthing People””

  1. Way to promote birthing privilege and discriminate against non-cisheteronormative non-binary non-traditional species propagation.

    nk (1d9030)

  2. june 20 is non-birthing peoples day

    JF (e1156d)

  3. A few weeks ago I said we spend too much time on a segment of the population that is less than 1%. I wonder what percentage of that 1% have given birth? (less than half, I’d bet) so now we are spending it on less than 0.5% of the population. Also, what do you call your birthing parent, if not mom? Also Also, why didn’t they say, “race-based disparities in outcomes during childbirth?” Sigh.

    Nic (896fdf)

  4. Maybe they didn’t want to offend Zeus. He was the pregnancy surrogate of both Athena and Dionysus.

    nk (1d9030)

  5. That was a gentle hint that it’s not necessarily about “those people”.

    I have seen two British tabloid “Man Gives Birth” stories that were not next to “Statue of Elvis Found on Mars”.

    There must be thousands of births by pregnancy surrogates who will not keep the child, and many more thousands of in vitro pregnancies with donated eggs carried to term by the woman who will keep the child.

    “Science: It’s not only for the gods anymore.”

    nk (1d9030)

  6. If you don’t want to give some people substance, you can give them words. The people on thw other side will not strongly object, at least not like if it were substance.

    Sammy Finkelman (b434ee)

  7. But wait, I have more:
    — What’s the definition of mass confusion?
    — Mother’s Day in Provo.

    I remember that Ivanka got grief back in 2016 because her extended maternity leave proposal was only for women who had given birth. From people who questioned why it did not include the fathers, new adoptive parents, and other non-traditional family arrangements. If calling women “birthing people” is what it takes to bulldog the steer in the Biden rodeo ….

    nk (1d9030)

  8. Sen. Booker, Reps. Adams & Underwood Introduce Black Maternal Health Week Resolution

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representatives Alma Adams (NC-12) and Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced a resolution recognizing Black Maternal Health Week, “to bring national attention to the maternal health crisis in the United States and the importance of reducing maternal mortality and morbidity among Black women and birthing persons.” Black Maternal Health Week is observed from April 11 through April 17. The legislation has 22 co-sponsors in the Senate and over 47 in the House. – source,

    Gots-ta-luv-dat-rights-outta-Corn-Pop’s-Scranton-or-is-it-Wilmington-this-week-language of ‘Lunch Bucket Joe.’ Accordingly, in similar language from Philadelphia’s own WC Fields, could there be an Ethiopian in the fuel supply? Or just in President Plagiarist’s communications department.

    ‘You bought him; you own him.’

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  9. #2,

    …except for a very special The Cosby Show episode in 1989, i was lucky to access a video due to the star actor’s “cancellation”.

    urbanleftbehind (812b8e)

  10. There are some mothers who don’t give birth. If you’re concerned about mortality in giving birth, a reference to mothers is too broad.

    Victor (9ebafe)

  11. If you’re concerned about mortality in giving birth, a reference to mothers is too broad wide.


    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  12. If we are talking about those who are giving birth, how about “expectant mothers”? If we are concerned about the dangers of childbirth, how about “the dangers of childbirth”?

    One thing that is unlikely to lead to fewer maternity deaths is late-term abortion in a clinic with no hospital backup, although supporting that is dogma in the Democrat Party. Even less likely if you count the fetuses.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  13. race-based disparities in outcomes among birthing people

    Hospitals should refuse to serve white birthing people to make things fair.

    A majority white country should be fixed.

    BillPasadena (5b0401)

  14. The term “maternal mortality” is transphobic.

    Radegunda (ca133c)

  15. But we don’t have to worry about mean tweets any more – THAT is the most important thing.

    This is what you wanted by voting and campaigning for Biden, so please do not be shocked he is doing what he said he would do. Biden will do far more to destroy conservatism than Trump even would come close too.

    AntiMeanTweeter (72569b)

  16. This is what you wanted by voting and campaigning for Biden

    Even though you are likely Steppe Nomad, I will respond to this and call it the lie that it is.

    I assume by voting for Trump you “wanted” graft, corruption, obstruction of justice, an unprecedented level of lies, and a guy who publicly accepted Putin’s word over that of his own intelligence services. And, of course, you also “wanted” abusive tweets.

    No? You just wanted policies more to your liking than those of his opponent? You mean people vote for all kinds of reasons, and that it’s wrong for some gutless anonymous Internet punk to deliberately attribute false motives for that vote?

    Well then. Maybe decent people — not you, I’m not trying to persuade you, you dishonest cretin — can accept that I voted for Biden not because I love me some racial pandering and woke ridiculousness, but because I considered (and continue to consider) Donald Trump to be a threat to our national security. I believe he tried to steal the last election and will try to steal the next. He appointed a certified lunatic, someone who now openly advocates the violent overthrow of our government, as National Security Advisor. I think he will ruin this country if he runs again.

    That’s why I voted for Biden, you dishonest troll.

    Patterico (e349ce)

  17. The term “maternal mortality” is transphobic.

    I noticed that and almost made it part of the post.

    How dare they.

    How dare they.

    Patterico (e349ce)

  18. Kevin,

    I agree that there are more graceful ways of describing people who are at danger in giving birth. I am just puzzled by this degree of concern over an attempt to describe them that strike one as awkward. Are we really so deficient in areas of concern in this country that copy editing has to be focused on?

    And I doubt that insisting on hospital privileges has anything to do with preserving lives of expectant mothers. It’s pretty clearly a ploy to make abortions impossible in some states. But if I am wrong I invite you to describe the evidence showing otherwise.

    Victor (9ebafe)

  19. Victor,

    go ask Kermit Gosnell.

    NJRob (eb56c3)

  20. Would requiring hospital privileges in Philadelphia changed Gosnell’s behavior? His crimes were the result of underfunded investigators, medical review boards. And of course his own sociopathy.

    Victor (9ebafe)

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