California Bill Calls for Healthcare Professionals to Undergo Training that Recognizes ‘Birthing People,’ ‘Transgender Experience’

California Democrats introduced a bill that calls for healthcare professionals to undergo training to rid themselves of “multiple layers of potential biases” that assert only biological women can get pregnant.

“This bill would make a legislative finding that the Legislature recognizes all birthing people, including nonbinary persons and persons of transgender experience,” the text of the bill reads. “The bill would extend the evidence-based implicit bias training requirements to also include hospitals that provide perinatal or prenatal care, as defined. The bill would require an implicit bias program to include recognition of intersecting identities and the potential associated biases.”

If an individual does not comply with the training, they face fines of up to $25,000.

The “implicit bias” program is to be completed by June 1, 2025.

A healthcare facility is also obligated to “provide the department with proof of compliance, with specified requirements,” the bill adds, noting, that it would “authorize the department to issue an administrative penalty if it determines that a facility has violated these provisions, and would require the department to annually post on its internet website a list of facilities that did not submit timely proof of compliance and have been issued administrative penalties.”

“The bill would vest the State Department of Public Health with full administrative power, authority, and jurisdiction to implement and enforce the California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act,” the legislation asserts.

The bill is the latest effort to replace biological language with “gender-inclusive” terminology.

American Faith reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) removed the term “women” from its health guidance and replaced it with gender-inclusive language.

The agency also removed the terms “she,” “her,” and “mother.”