House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House issued Mother’s Day messages on Sunday as some progressives crusading against gendered terms elect to use the term “birthing people” instead.
“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, D-Calif., wrote on Sunday. “Happy Mother’s Day to you and your family.”
REP. CORI BUSH SCORCHED FOR REFERRING TO WOMEN AS ‘BIRTHING PEOPLE’
“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. Happy Mother’s Day,” the White House wrote on Twitter.
However, Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., and pro-choice group NARAL have emphasized the term “birthing people” in recent days.
“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. I testified about my experience @OversightDems today. Hear us. Believe us. Because for so long, nobody has,” Bush wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
“When we talk about birthing p
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