— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) May 6, 2021
The ‘MOMMIES’ in MOMMIES Act stands for “Maximizing Outcomes for Moms through Medicaid Improvement and Enhancement of Services.”
Just not actual motherhood, apparently.
“If you’re willing to go so far out of your way to avoid offending trans men that you’d describe pregnant women with the absurd term ‘birthing people,’ why the hell would you call your legislation the ‘MOMMIES Act’ and refer to ‘maternity care’”? writes Hot Air’s Allahpundit.
A reasonable question.
While we all ponder that, I’d like to wish all of our readers who are mothers a happy and joyous Birthing Person’s Day this Sunday.