Harvard’s Medical School is ranked as the best in the United States for research, at least according to US News and World Report. Ergo, it took some folks by surprise when the Harvard Med Postgraduate and Continuing Education account tweeted that “globally, ethnic minority pregnant and birthing people suffer worse outcomes and experiences during and after pregnancy and childbirth” to advertise a panel on “maternal justice.”
After the school took some ribbing for substituting “pregnant and birthing people” for “women,” it posted this follow-up tweet: “The webinar panelists used the term ‘birthing person’ to include those who identify as non-binary or transgender because not all who give birth identify as ‘women’ or ‘girls.’ We understand the reactions to this terminology and in no way meant for it to erase or dehumanize women.”
Yet, that’s exactly what it does. It dehumanizes the miracle of birth, too. And the difference between the sexes. And God’s will in creating males and females to be complimentary.
If the Harvard Med Postgraduate and Continuing Education department really cared about social justice, it could tweet out this truth: “globally, ethnic minority unborn and almost born people suffer worse outcomes and experiences after conception and during abortion.”