President Joe Biden claims that women need abortions to succeed in his 2023 Women’s History Month proclamation.
“[D]Despite significant progress, women and girls continue to face systemic barriers to achieving full and equal participation in our economy and society,” said Biden’s proclamation, released Feb. 28. “Last year the Supreme Court quashed the case of Roe v. Wade and stripped the American people of a constitutional right and the ability of millions of women to make decisions about their own bodies, putting their health and lives at risk.”
The president mentioned abortion and “reproductive rights” five times in his announcement and once cited women’s suffrage. However, the president seems confused over who gets to have an abortion.
The Biden administration will defend “reproductive freedom” for all Americans “regardless of their gender” or “gender identity,” according to the proclamation. But subscribers to biological reality know that only one sex can get pregnant.
This isn’t the first time the Biden administration has misunderstood the definition of womanhood. In the White House budget for fiscal year 2022, the word “mothers” was replaced with “persons giving birth.” The Democrats’ May 2022 abortion law used the word “person” to refer to those who give birth and give birth to children, rather than the words “woman,” “women,” or “female.”
Xavier Becerra, Secretary of State for Health and Human Services, appeared nervous when asked to define the term ‘people giving birth’.
“I’ll check the language there,” Becerra said, “but I think when we’re talking about those who give birth, I think we’re talking about — I don’t know how else to explain.”
Biden’s proclamation underscores his administration’s work to promote more abortions. He mentioned his executive orders to ensure “access to reproductive care, including medical abortion,” ensuring women can receive “emergency medical care,” and protecting patients’ access to information about their “reproductive rights.”
The President said he has urged Congress to pass legislation that would secure “the right to choose” in every state, overturning the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which had the power to legislate returned to the states for abortion, overruling Roe v. Calf. He also touted his Gender Policy Counsel and the Respect for Marriage Act.
“Women continue to lead as reproductive rights advocates, advocates for racial justice and LGBTQI+ equality,” the proclamation reads.
Biden has chosen to intertwine the history of women with the history of abortion and the advancement of women’s rights with securing a woman’s right to end the life of her child. He doesn’t know what makes a woman a woman.
Instead of pretending that abortion is the cornerstone of women’s progress, the President should have turned his attention to the actual achievements that women in America have made, advances worth celebrating each March.
Three sitting Supreme Court justices are women, and women make up more than a quarter of the 118th Congress. The House of Representatives is more than 28% female, while women make up half of the Senate.
The Biden administration has shown that it cares more about making sure abortion is legal than about what’s actually best for women. If the President believes that abortion is an essential part of women’s history, he obviously doesn’t know what women are capable of.
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