What is a woman? Senate Democrats reject Rubio amendment defining pregnancy as unique to bio females

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All 48 Senate Democrats and the two independents in the Senate Democratic Caucus voted down an amendment to the Inflation Reduction Act that would have created a federal definition that pregnancy is unique to biological females. 

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida introduced the amendment during the 15-hour amendment vote-a-rama to the Democrats’ $749 billion climate and tax bill that passed the Senate on a party-line vote, expanding taxes on Americans and increasing the Internal Revenue Service workforce by more than double.

Random amendments such as the one that Rubio offered are done to pin opposing party members down on controversial subjects.

In introducing his amendment, Rubio, a Republican, said, “The only people capable of being pregnant are biological females, and therefore, I think federal pregnancy programs should be limited to biological females, and that’s what this would do. A few minutes ago, I looked back across 5,500 years of human history, and so far, every single human pregnancy has been biological female. And therefore, the only thing I’m trying to do is make sure that federal law is clear, since every pregnancy that’s ever existed has been in a biological females, and that our federal laws reflect that pregnancy programs are available to the only people who are capable of getting pregnant — biological females.”

All Republican senators voted for the amendment, including Sens. Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. With a 50-50 tie, Vice President Kamala Harris cast the deciding vote against the amendment would state in law that pregnancy programs are for biological females.

Commenting on the Democrats’ rejection of his amendment, Rubio said, “Federal funding should reflect reality: Only women can get pregnant. Unfortunately, it looks like my Democrat colleagues don’t trust ‘the science’ after all.” 

Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington State, took the lead position against the amendment.

“Mr. President, let’s be clear about what’s going on here. This is a procedural attempt by Republicans to derail our ability to get this bill across the finish line and deliver for families in our country. It’s actually outrageous that Republicans are trying to talk about pregnancy when in this country right now they are forcing women to stay pregnant no matter their circumstances, pushing cruel and extreme abortion bans. Republicans are now resorting to tactics like this to distract from the fact that they don’t have any serious concerns for working so hard to oppose this bill that lowers costs, lowers emissions, and lowers the deficit.”

21 COMMENTS

  1. Not pregnancy; it’s the presence of a uterus.

    It’s on the restroom door at some hospital facilities in Portland, OR. The city has become a total freak show but they know something about definitions.

  2. Yeah Marco! As for the dems: you are telling us you want the ability to spend our tax money on research to find a way to get men pregnant… Ever met a man who wanted to get pregs? Not even any of the trans I’ve met wanted that. Can we please find a way to stop S T U P I D spending? There are consequences to elections – vote ’em out.
    Exact way to kill America (and the rest of the world) off the rest of the way: introduce a humongous tax increase that will further fuel inflation, enslaving and impoverishing our peoples.

  3. Credit me please for getting Lisa to vote yes on Rubio’s definition amendment. I told Lisa that if she didn’t start acting like a clear-thinking, rational Republican, Nancy and I were going to disclose her law school grades and bar exam scores to MRAK. THAT got her attention.

    • The problem, Frankie, is that Lisa is at least as dumb as you. Alaskans have had to put up with your family’s stinking politics for 42 years. Your ride ends in November, then you can depart our great state forever. And if you are honest, you can pay back all of the money you heisted from Alaska.

  4. So men can get pregnant, now? I never seen a pregnant
    man. But then again i never left alaska
    , and here we have small population. So if
    i ever visit a metropolitan area, maybe i’ll
    see a pregnant man? That’ll be a sight! Do
    you think men get
    monthly menstual cycles? You see i didn’t growup with a dad, so i guess men do buy maxi pads for themelves. Maybe that’s what the jock strap is for, its a menstual pad.

  5. As right and proper as Rubio’s amendment may be, we certainly don’t need the federal government legislating the definition of words.

  6. Ridiculous amendments to embarass Senators is standard during the reconciliation process. Little Marco also voted against capping Insulin at $35/month so that big Pharma can continue soaking sick Americans

    • As a diabetic. I’m against cost caps. Profits drive pharmaceutical research. Research from said profits may someday find a cure for diabetes.

      You against finding a cure for diabetes?

      It’s also cute how you channeled your inner Trump to insult Sen Rubio. I thought mean tweets and disposition were bad.

    • Trying to control the price of anything in a market, whether it be a free market or a controlled market (communist), does not work. The law of supply and demand which controls pricing is thereby eliminated. Invariably, supply shortages result.

  7. In one way, I support the democrats here.
    This amendment was added for one reason only, and that was to put the democrats into a position they do not want to be in. Either they have to go against a large part of their voting bloc, of they need to say men can get pregnant. This is the modern day equivalent of “When did you stop beating your wife?”
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    And, frankly, Sen Rubio is being just as childish as the democrats by adding this amendment. The so-called “inflation reduction act” is embarrassing enough for the dems, and he should be focusing on ridiculing them for this inflation creating/deficit creating/debt increasing act.

  8. A society this decadent eventually collapses. And collapses hard. It’s hard to think we’re not entering a second dark age.

    The funny part (for those who live to see it) will be when the Chinese or Muslims take control of the ruins of America, they will have little time for this nonsense. They won’t give a damn about what gender you think you are, your preferred pronouns, or your orientation.

    I hate the idea of the Great Divorce, but I’m thinking it’s inevitable. No society this divided can function. The sooner we separate useful America from useless America, the better the chance of a genuine Republican (concept, not party) America surviving.

    • The Chinese may sit back and watch the Muslims do their dirty work for them, but in the end the Chinese will dominate (remember the Uyghurs). They are playing the long game.

  9. The people in our government who want to have iron fisted rule over your actions regarding the China Virus, are the same people who are so mentally challenged that they believe men can conceive and bear children.

    Think about that the next time they pompously issue a mandate about Covid 19………..

  10. So, 48 democrats and 2 independents think that a man can get pregnant? The new supreme court justice says she is not a biologist and I’m not one also, but I know that men cannot get pregnant. PERIOD FULL STOP as they like to say!

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