Illinois Lawmakers Seek to Erase Women
Illinois Lawmakers Seek to Erase Women
Written By Laurie Higgins   |   02.23.22
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HB 4626 is both a harebrained and destructive bill that seeks to further the agenda of the “trans” cult by erasing language references to biological sex. It’s most particularly dangerous and insulting to women. If passed, this bill will change references to a pregnant “woman” to a “pregnant person.” Sane, rational women and men may be asking, “Why?” The answer is that our leftist leaders are pandering to the “trans” cult by erasing all public recognition of sex differences. This legislation is yet one more incremental step toward that culturally destructive goal. Unfortunately, conservatives excel at ignoring incremental steps toward culturally destructive goals. Ignoring them is so much easier than opposing them.

Ironically this anti-woman bill is sponsored by a woman, State Representative Lakesia Collins (D- Chicago), who, equally ironically, self-identifies on her bio page as a “mother.” She probably meant to say, “person who raises children.” It’s hard to keep track of all the new language rules leftists impose in an Orwellian effort to control what people think.

Two of the three other co-sponsors of the anti-woman bill are women too. Lesbian Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago)—sponsor of all garbage bills in Illinois—and State Representative Anna Stava-Murray (D-Naperville).

Anyone who refuses to publicly acknowledge that women and women only can get pregnant and give birth does not deserve to hold office.

This bill will also expunge every occurrence of the pronouns “he,” “she,” “his,” and “her” from existing laws pertaining to children as well as the words “uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, great-uncle, great-aunt, step mother, step father, step sister, [and] step brother.”

If passed, expect to see more of this kind of propagandistic rhetoric:

  • Harvard Med and Continuing Education tweeted, “ethnic minority pregnant and birthing people suffer worse outcomes and experiences during and after pregnancy and childbirth.”
  • In June 2022, the Biden administration released its fiscal year budget in which the word “mothers” was stricken and replaced with “birthing persons”: “To help end this high rate of maternal mortality and race-based disparities in outcomes among birthing people …” Apparently, the censors didn’t notice the term “maternal,” which too is on the chopping block among “trans”-cultists and their censorious collaborators.
  • An article on the CDC’s website reads, “Although the overall risks are low, people who are pregnant or recently pregnant are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 when compared to people who are not pregnant.”
  • Under Speaker of the U.S. House Nancy Pelosi’s oppressive reign, the terms “father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, grandson, or granddaughter” are stricken from the text of U.S. House Rules. So too are the words “himself” and “herself,” which are replaced with the ungrammatical “themself.”

And if this anti-woman, anti-science, politically driven sop by legislative toadies to the “trans” cult passes, expect to see more tyrannical diktats from leftists, including politicians. Expect to see mandates issued in Illinois’ General Assembly, Congress, and government schools requiring the use of “desexed and inclusive” language. Expect to see minor children required to use incorrect pronouns when referring to their opposite-sex identifying peers and teachers. Refusal to comply will result in discipline.

The goal of the “trans” cult is not and never has been to respect diversity. The goal has always been to coerce capitulation to the “trans”-cultic desire to eradicate all public recognition of sex differences. Their goal is to erase biological sex as a meaningful and culturally affirmed anthropological phenomenon. If that entails forcing Christians to participate in a lie, so be it.

Don’t let them do it.

Take ACTION: Click HERE to send a message to your state representative to ask him or her to vote “NO” to HB 4626. Urge your representative to reject bad grammar, wokeism, and the erasure of women.

You may also want to point out that the people of Illinois do not want lawmakers to re-write the English language to accommodate the demands of a group of left-wing radicals. Lawmakers have other priorities that demand their attention during this abbreviated session. Spending time to push legislation that would eliminate pronouns is a non-starter.

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Laurie Higgins
Laurie Higgins was the Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Affairs Writer in the fall of 2008 through early 2023. Prior to working for the IFI, Laurie worked full-time for eight years in Deerfield High School’s writing center in Deerfield, Illinois. Her cultural commentaries have been carried on a number of pro-family websites nationally and internationally, and Laurie has appeared on numerous radio programs across the country. In addition, Laurie has spoken at the Council for National Policy and educational conferences sponsored by the Constitutional Coalition. She has been married to her husband for forty-four years, and they have four grown children...
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