Birthing People's Day? Cori Bush Debate Rages Into Mother's Day Weekend
Cori Bush calling women "birthing people" has raged on into Mother's Day weekend.On Thursday, Bush drew praise and criticism after she used the term "birthing people" to describe mothers during a speech in Congress."I sit before you today as a single mom, as a nurse, as an activist, congresswoman, and I am committed to doing the absolute most to protect Black mothers, to protect Black babies, to protect Black birthing people, and to save lives," she said.Later that day, Bush repeated the term in a tweet. "Every day, Black birthing people and our babies die because our doctors don't believe our pain," she wrote.Every day, Black birthing people and our babies die because our doctors don’t believe our pain.