WFB: A Democratic bill legalizing abortion on demand nationwide includes provisions for “every person capable of becoming pregnant,” including “transgender men.”
The House on Friday passed the Women’s Health Protection Act along near party lines, in an effort to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law before the Supreme Court considers a case that could overturn the landmark decision. The bill notes that “transgender men, non-binary individuals, those who identify with a different gender … are unjustly harmed by restrictions on abortion services.”
“The terms ‘woman’ and ‘women’ are used in this bill to reflect the identity of the majority of people targeted and affected by restrictions on abortion services, and to address squarely the targeted restrictions on abortion, which are rooted in misogyny,” the bill states.
Left-wing activists have largely erased the term “women” from their political vocabulary in recent years out of fear of offending biological women who identify as men. President Joe Biden’s budget proposal refers to mothers as “birthing people,” a term Rep. Cori Bush (D., Mo.) also used in a May speech. Earlier this month, the American Civil Liberties Union tweeted a quote from the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that replaced the words “women” and “her” with “people” and “their.” read more