TV HOST Tucker Carlson ridiculed Congresswoman Cori Bush for referring to mothers as “birthing people” in her speech before Congress on Thursday.
“Mother has been banned’ because the term is ‘too sexist,” the political commentator said.
Bush argued that health justice is about inclusivity and “and it can be the difference between life and death for people”Credit: The Mega Agency
Bush was giving a speech about her struggles with birth and that she was ignored by doctors when she told them about her the pain she experienced in her pregnancy.
“Every day, Black birthing people and our babies die because our doctors don’t believe our pain. My children almost became a statistic. I almost became a statistic,” the Missouri representative and mother of two said.
“As you can imagine, some people thought this language of birthing people was in fact kind of dehumanizing, reducing people to their biological function, though that, of course, would be par for the course for Cori Bush and her friends,” Carlson added, according to Daily Mail.
Bush was also criticized for using this terminology by South Carolina congresswoman Nancy Mace who sarcastically said on her Twitter account “Birthing people- you mean women or moms?”
“The left is so woke they’re stripping from women the one thing that only we can do,” she added.
While Steve Cortes, an adviser for former President Donald Trump questions whether if Mother’s Day should have a different title.
‘”Birthing people. This upcoming Sunday is no longer Mothers Day, it’s Birthing Peoples’ Day,” he said.
“Birthing people- you mean women or moms?” another Rep. saidCredit: Reuters
After being blasted for referring to mothers as “birthing people,” Bush fired back in a Tweet thread arguing that the terminology is inclusive of all people.
“Black birthing people matter. Black women matter. Black trans people matter. Black mothers matter,” she said on Twitter. “Trans people give birth. Gender non-conforming people give birth. I identify as a mother, but not every person who gives birth identifies as one.”
“Everything I do is rooted in love, a love that means that everyone’s identity is respected, welcomed, and celebrated,” she added.
Bush argued that health justice is about inclusivity and “and it can be the difference between life and death for people.”
Bush argued that she used this terminology for inclusivityCredit: Getty