Watch: Marco Rubio attacks the CDC for using the term 'pregnant people'
United States Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) on Monday chastised the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for including the term "pregnant people" in its literature.
Rubio also admitted to not knowing where he was.
"Today we are subjected to things like, there are such things as pregnant men. As of – what is it, almost ten o'clock Eastern Standard Time, are we on standard or daylight time? I don't remember it doesn't matter – as of almost ten o'clock today, as far as I know, every single human being that's ever been born was born of a biological woman," Rubio declared in a speech at a National Conservatism event.
"And now we have, not just commentators, not just professors, we have the Centers for Disease Control, we have the most prominent public health agency in America who insists on using the term 'pregnant people,'" he complained. "Well, I can assure that has never happened."
Rubio is mistaken.
"Gender does not determine who can become pregnant," MedicalNewsToday explained last month. "People who identify as men can, and do, become pregnant and give birth, if they possess a uterus and ovaries."
Healthline also noted in late 2018 that "with our understanding constantly evolving, it’s important to honor the fact that one’s gender doesn’t determine whether they can become pregnant. Many men have had children of their own, and many more will likely do so in the future."
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\u201cLocked in a tight race with Rep. Val Demings, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) trots out a transphobic attack on the CDC for using the term "pregnant people."\n\n"Pregnant men ... I can assure you that's never happened," Rubio says, which is factually inaccurate.\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1663014894
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