Happy Birthing People’s Day!
It doesn’t sound right. I don’t think I want to live in a world where mothers don’t exist. In their attempt to destroy every institution in our society, the left has aggressively attacked motherhood. The latest and most ridiculous salvo is changing the word “mother” to “birthing people”. Congresswomen Cori Bush (D-Mo) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) have both used this term “birthing people” in their official capacities to try to eliminate the word “mother” from our language.
The left has not only been attacking motherhood, but womanhood in general. Newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, in her confirmation hearing, was asked to define a woman, and she could not come up with a definition, saying, “I am not a biologist,” which is another ridiculous statement that people on the left must make to maintain their illogical ideologies. As Bob Dylan once sang, “you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows”, and you don’t need to be a biologist to know what a woman is. We all know what a woman is, but the left does not want to admit that, because they want to do away with the male-female binary, and to do that they must destroy womanhood.
We are now allowing biological men to compete in women’s athletics, stealing opportunities from biological women, destroying the concept of women’s sports and womanhood altogether. The more women have been able to gain rights and equality in our society, the more certain men have tried to appropriate those rights and freedoms, and the more the left have sided with the men over the women. When a prominent woman, like J.K. Rowling stood up for womanhood, the woke mob tried to destroy her as being “transphobic”.
Contrary to what Cori Bush, AOC and Ketanji Brown Jackson believe, it’s impossible to separate womanhood from their ability to become mothers. That’s why transwomen’s claims to be “real women” fall flat. No matter how many surgeries a man has or how much hormones he takes, he will never be able to do the one thing that is exclusive to women, bring life into this world.
For years, the left has been attacking this most fundamental tenet of being a woman, motherhood. Since the 1960’s, women increasingly have been told that having a career was much more important and personally satisfying than having children. And now most younger women are choosing their careers over motherhood, believing that having a dead-end job at some impersonal company is more fulfilling than bringing life into the world. That’s why the left is such a strident defender of abortion because to them, career is more important, more fulfilling than creating life. Abortion allows women the convenience to kill their child so they continue to work for “the man”.
By diminishing the significance of a woman’s ability to create life, they are diminishing the concept of life itself. If we respect motherhood, and respect life, we will respect the act that creates life and turns a woman into a mother. But sadly, sex has been turned into a game in our modern culture. Sex is no longer an intimate act of love between two people where the fullest expression of that love is the creation of a new life. It has become an act where two people use each other for their own physical pleasure, each diminished in the eyes of the other. The sex act itself has become the means to personal fulfillment, not what the sex act brings. In fact, our society wants to disconnect the act of sex from the creation of life, and in doing so disconnect the life from the living being growing within the mother’s body which is what they must do to justify abortion.
Abortion is a direct attack on the value and importance of motherhood. Former President Barack Obama once said, if his daughters “make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.” In our enlightened modern world, high profile people, like former Presidents, believe that the miracle of motherhood, the ability to bring a life into the world is a punishment. And it is such a punishment that their only solution is to kill their child. In the statement that he and his wife Michelle released regarding the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade, Obama sanctified a woman’s freedom and right to kill her child without ever mentioning the miracle of a mother’s ability to create new life.
In 2020, Rock star Stevie Nicks promoted abortion by saying, “If I had not had that abortion, I’m pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac”, as if that was a good trade-off. Only a warped selfish mind would use any career, much less a pop music career, as justification for killing her child. A human life is infinitely more valuable than some top 40 songs. Actress Uma Thurman tried to defend her decision to have an abortion, when she said, “choosing not to keep that early pregnancy allowed me to grow up and become the mother I wanted and needed to be." That statement makes no sense. There is no logic to it. She claimed that choosing to kill her baby made her a better mother. It is an example of living in denial that is required to live in our distorted society. But it is the logical landing spot for a half century of assaulting our most valuable institutions like motherhood.
The fundamental basis at the heart of all these pro-abortion arguments is actually a celebration of motherhood itself. The sacrifice and commitment required to carry the baby, to bring the baby into the world, to raise the child, that women having an abortion seek to avoid, is a tacit acknowledgement of the strength and the character needed to be a mother. If being a mother was easy, no one would be defending the “right” to an abortion. The fact that motherhood is hard, and a sacrifice is the very reason why most women want the right to end their pregnancies, and that’s a compliment to all the mothers in the world.
Mothers are the lifeblood of our society, of the human race. We should live in a world where abortion is legal but no one ever chooses to have an abortion, not only because it is a horrific act, but because we value life and we value motherhood to such a degree that having a child is cherished for what it is, an honor, and a privilege. We all have had mothers. We all have a mother who brought us into the world. It’s not just mothers who should be celebrated today, its motherhood, the ability to create life which is exclusive to women. So happy mother’s day to all the mothers who chose to bring life into the world. It is a privilege and sacrifice like nothing else.
Judd Garrett is a graduate from Princeton University, and a former NFL player, coach, and executive. He has been a contributor to the website Real Clear Politics. He has recently published his first novel, No Wind.