Pete Riehm
America needs mothers!
By Pete Riehm
May 10, 2021

Just when you think “woke” nonsense can’t get any sillier, over emotional under thoughtful leftists come up with more absurd insanity. In the relentless malevolent crusade to distort our language and undermine our culture, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO, D) referred to Mothers as “birthing people” in the week before Mother’s Day. Huh?! Set aside for a moment how stupid that sounds. Do any Moms want to get a “Happy Birthing Person” card? Would any woman who endured the travails of pregnancy and birth and nurtured a child prefer to be recognized as that “birthing person?”

The satire site, the Babylon Bee, offered their own crass euphemism, “Child factory that bleeds.” Ok, both are ridiculous, but the satire highlights the devious attempt to reduce the entire wonderful institution of Motherhood into a single benign biological process.

Bush, who was testifying about how doctors would not listen to her about her pain with two premature pregnancies, defended her remarks as “inclusive.” Inclusive of who? Masculine lesbians who opt for artificial insemination but still want to be the Daddy? Or guys in heels and lipstick who want to pretend to be the Mommy? Beyond being “unnaturally disordered” as the Catholic Church would describe it, Bush, like all leftists, is willing to diminish MILLIONS of Mothers to appease the abnormal and deleterious indulgences of a tiny fraction of misfits. It seems wholly inane except it fits the larger evil goal of destroying the traditional family.

It’s certainly difficult to take Congresswoman Bush seriously, but she also said, “I am committed to doing the absolute most to protect black mothers, to protect black babies, to protect black birthing people, and to save lives.” Hold up! The hypocrisy is stunning. A Democrat who doggedly supports Planned Parenthood’s literal genocide of black babies (black babies are FIVE times more likely to be aborted) swears she wants to protect black babies?! She is either stupid beyond imagination or she sinisterly believes Americans are stupid.

Bush’s comments are perhaps too moronic to ponder, but left unchallenged, the Democrat Media Complex will try to make them mainstream. We are already seeing it daily with all the transgender lunacy. The left insists gender is a choice and nothing is normal. Boys can compete in girls’ sports and worst of all, children should experiment with their sexuality. We don’t let children dabble with alcohol or drugs, but leftists demand we let them indulge whatever perversions imaginable?!

All of this is nothing short of child abuse. Transgenderism is not a just a fad; it’s a mental illness known as “gender dysphoria.” We used to treat this as a serious mental disorder, but now woke doctors and parents allow and even encourage their children to undergo highly dangerous hormone therapies and even surgical mutilations. The results are gravely damaging and often irreversible. Children are NOT equipped to make such adult decisions, but tragically neither are too many of the adults in their lives.

America NEEDS Mothers now more than ever! We need Mothers who in a loving union with a Father desire to procreate. The word “procreate” may seem too academic and awkward, but it carries the connotation of wanting to create something better than yourself. It is beyond just reproducing; it means starting a family. Strong families are the building blocks of sound communities; and robust communities are the building blocks of a great nation.

True Mothers are the irresistible mitigating force in civil society and the ferocious guardians of our culture. In addition to ensuring you have clean underwear in an accident, Mothers demand manners and teach morality. They raise their children to be self-sufficient and absolutely know right from wrong. If you do wrong, loving Mothers will punish you to make you a better person. Mothers know if you are polite and productive, you will be an asset to society and bring forth grandchildren to carry on our happy traditions.

These backhanded slaps at Motherhood may seem petty and inconsequential, but make no mistake, they are intended to minimize Motherhood. Leftists want you to believe Motherhood is just a birthing process like you were popped out of some generic pod. They disdain the sacred bond between Mothers and their children because they want all children to be progeny of the state. They don’t trust Mothers to raise their children properly; they consider children seeds to be inculcated with their leftist dogma.

It may sound quite sinister because it is. Leftists want our children so they can indoctrinate them to accept their socialist utopia. They know children without moral moorings and a foundation of a loving family are adrift and ripe for the picking. Moms, please protect your children and don’t forget the wooden spoon. America can only be great if you raise good children.

“But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety” (1 Timothy 2:15).

Pete Riehm is the host of Common Sense Radio heard 8 pm every Thursday on FMTalk106.5 or streaming at Email him at or on Parler @PeteRiehm or read all his columns at

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Born to German immigrants, Pete Riehm grew up in Texas as a first generation American. Working his way through college, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After graduating from the University of Houston, Pete was commissioned into the United States Navy through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He also earned a Master's Degree in National Security from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas... (more)


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