When asked about the term “birthing people,” Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra struggled to describe what it actually means.
In Biden’s recent budget proposal, the term was used instead of “mothers,” as reported by The Daily Wire.
Republican Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma asked Becerra about the decision to include the term in his budget work instead of “mother.”
Lankford asked, “…can you help me get a good definition of ‘birthing people?’”
Becerra seemed to struggle to come up with an answer, instead using the term in the definition when he answered, “Well, I’ll check on the language there, but I think if we’re talking about those who give birth, I think we’re talking about — uh — I don’t know how else to explain it to you other than —”
Lankford said he was a little taken aback when he saw it and wanted to know if it was a direction in which Becerra was going, and if there are regulatory