By Steven Ertelt
Over the weekend, Senate Democrats rejected an amendment to a bill that confirms only women get pregnant and that three is no such thing as “pregnant people.”
Senator Marco Rubio proposed the amendment to ensure that funding for federal pregnancy programs goes only to biological females. But Democrats, who care more about their leftist ideology than women, rejected the amendment to protect funding for women’s health care.
Rubio’s amendment failed on a 51-50 vote — with every Republican voting for it and pro-abortion Kamala Harris breaking the tie by siding with every Democrat.
The amendment would have made it clear that only women can become pregnant for purposes of maternal and infant-related program funding.
“Federal funding should reflect reality: only women can get pregnant. Unfortunately, it looks like my Democrat colleagues don’t trust ‘the science’ after all,” Rubio said.
He added that, in 5,500 years of recorded human history, “so far every single pregnancy has been a biological female.”
“The only thing I’m trying to do is make sure that federal law is clear, that since every pregnancy that’s ever existed has been in a biological female, that our federal laws reflect that, and our pregnancy programs are available to the only people who are capable of getting pregnant: biological females,” he said. “Very simple.”
It is true that only women can get pregnant. That being said, though, the fact that only women can get pregnant does not change the truth about abortion. The fact of the matter is that abortion kills a human being. Just because a woman is the one who is pregnant and terminating her pregnancy, that does not make it any more moral, nor a more valid choice.
Saying that men can get pregnant zaps women of the special designation as the only people who can get pregnant and have a baby. And, like it abortion, it empowers men over women. As Bryan Kemper has written:
Abortion is oppressive because it is a mechanism that allows men to be free of responsibility; they now have an easy out when a woman becomes pregnant. The problem is that it is only easy for the man; he simply must come up with the money and his part is over. The woman however is the one who must walk into that clinic and undergo a violent and invasive procedure as her pre-born child is dismembered and torn from her body.
It is a so-called “choice” that lies to women and tells them their own child is nothing more than an inconvenience and a parasite. Pregnancy is not a sickness or condition that needs to be fixed, it is the state of being with child. When a woman is pregnant she is not pregnant with a “potential human being”, she is pregnant with an actual human being in the earliest stages of that human’s development cycle.
Abortion is a lie that tells women to sacrifice their own child and then robs them of one of the most of one of the most amazing parts of being a woman, motherhood. The bond between mother and child is such a special connection; abortion destroys that bond and denies the mother and child of their relationship.
“Sweeter even than to have had the joy of caring for children of my own has it been to me to help bring about a better state of things for mothers generally, so their unborn little ones could not be willed away from them.”
– Susan B. Anthony, Founding Feminist 1889
Abortion enslaves women to a world where men can dominate and control them so the man can be free. It is sad that men have been able to turn the argument around and make women think it is about their freedom when it is about men not having to be men and raise and support their child. Men scare women into thinking abortion is their only option and as a man I am disgusted by the oppression other men have put on them by pushing women to kill their own children.