NYC health dept issues bizarre apology after top doc calls white women ‘birthing people,’ non-white women ‘mothers’ – TheBlaze – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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The New York City Department of Health issued a bizarre apology after a top city medical official racially distinguished mothers and so-called “birthing people.”

What happened?

Last month, Dr. Michelle Morse, chief medical officer at the NYC DOH, announced the expansion of the city’s “doula program and midwifery initiative to reduce maternal and infant health inequities” and promote “birth equity.”

Morse maintained her progressive “birthing people” vernacular throughout her announcement except when she observed a purported racial disparity in mortality rates. According to Morse, black and Hispanic mothers are “mothers,” but non-Hispanic white mothers are “birthing people.”

“The urgency of this mo

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