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Cori Bush’s ‘Black Birthing People’ Testimony Was Powerfully Pro-Life

Rep. Cori Bush (D.,-Mo.) testifies during a hearing for the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 6, 2021. (Leah Millis/Reuters)

“Every day, Black birthing people and our babies die because our doctors don’t believe our pain,” Democratic Missouri representative Cori Bush tweeted in summary of her testimony yesterday. “My children almost became a statistic. I almost became a statistic.”

Bush received plenty of well-earned derision for using the phrase “Black birthing people,” which is not only preposterously unscientific but sounds like something a misogynistic, white Identitarian might call black women.

The Moloch cultists at NARAL came to Bush’s defense:

When we talk about birthing people, we’re being inclusive. It’s that simple. We use gender neutral language when talking about pregnancy, because it’s not just

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