Throughout culture today there is a substantial re-education about what it means to be a woman.
Trans activists and their media allies demand that we must now understand a woman to be any person who believes him or herself a woman, regardless of objective biology. In this cultural climate, we are told that men can menstruate, get pregnant and give birth the same way any biological women can.
Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider and advocate in the world, now instructs us “to retire the terms ‘women’s health care’ and ‘a woman’s right to choose.’ The reason? Because “Neither one is a reasonable substitute for the word ‘abortion.’” As Planned Parenthood explains, “abortion isn’t just for women; it isn’t ‘women’s health care,’ it’s health care.”
At times, it’s alarming how things have changed so quickly. Just yesterday, it was entirely progressive to defend abortion as “women’s health care.” Throughout the progressive side, women have marched on Washington for decades with this deep conviction. And without apology.
But things are changing. Claiming pregnancy, and all that surrounds it, is a woman’s issue is now transphobic. And there are few things worse than being transphobic. At least according to the Left’s ever-shifting re-definitions of what it means to be human. In fact, the political landscape is shifting so fast that the most famous progressive voices cannot keep up.
For example, pay attention to the recent reporting and rhetoric on Texas’ new law that deems it a crime to stop the beating heart of an unborn child.
This past weekend Donna Brazille told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that the law was “a war on women.” In her official statement, Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned the law as “a flagrantly unconstitutional assault on women’s rights and health.” The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin calls the new law “a nightmare for women.” In another piece, she claims “women of America are not calm right now” as the Texas law is “a new low” in the “descent into toxic masculinity” because it “strip[s] women of their privacy, their dignity and their physical and mental health.” Rubin is unfashionably binary on the matter.
The New York Times reports that President Biden’s Justice Department will “continue to protect women who seek an abortion in Texas…” Even the Texas abortion clinic at the center of this whole thing is called Whole Woman’s Health. And the law that Speaker Pelosi declared she and her colleagues would take up in response to the Texas law is entitled, none other than, the Woman’s Health Protect Act.
This confusion happens, not because any of these abortion advocates are ill-informed, but simply because the gender theorists are redefining sex and gender faster than their groups can possibly keep up with.
We should grieve for individuals ensnared in a delusionary situation perpetuated by those championing a radical and harmful agenda. Their confusion and emotional pain are being exacerbated by these theorists claiming things that just aren’t true.
As Christians, the scriptures remain our North Star in an ever-changing world. Times and mores evolve, but God’s Word is constant. Jesus told us, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).
I remain so grateful for the inerrant, timeless authority of the Bible, most especially during these uneven days.
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