CV NEWS FEED // Republican Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued an executive order Thursday striking pro-LGBTQ language from government documents.
Sanders argued that the language undermined women and motherhood. “The science is clear and real,” she wrote. “[T]here are things only women can do, like perform the miracle of birth.”
“Government should reject language that ignores, undermines, and erases women,” she added. “Government should celebrate gender distinctions between men and women – not erase them.”
One of the phrases Sanders’ order took aim at is “pregnant people,” which has been promoted by various far-left politicians and proponents of gender ideology. The phrase suggests that non-women (i.e. men) can bear children.
The term was previously used on documents issued by Arkansas’ health department. The governor, a mother of three children, ordered that terms such as “pregnant women” or “pregnant mom” must be used.
“We are all here to say enough,” Sanders stated. “Enough trying to erase women and girls. Enough denying our biological differences from men. Enough of the craziness taking over our country.”
Proponents of the LGBTQ movement are “using nonsense words to erase women and girls – and more importantly, to erase our voices and experiences,” Sanders said. “It’s the Left that decided that woman is a dirty word. It’s the Left that decided that we needed to toss out basic biology – and basic grammar along with it.”
With her election last November and her inauguration in January, Sanders made history as the first female governor of Arkansas. The state is now one of only two in the country to have both a female governor and a female lieutenant governor.
Earlier this year, the newly-elected governor made headlines by signing a comprehensive school choice bill into law, which she called a “transformational education plan, unleashing a new era of freedom, opportunity, and prosperity for all.”
Sanders is a Protestant. Her husband Bryan is a Catholic.