But the 2021 bill to codify Roe, the Women’s Health Protection Act, did far more than that. It also included radical provisions on gender, including the proclamation that biological women who identify as transgender men can also become pregnant:
The terms “woman” and “women” are used in this bill to reflect the identity of the majority of people targeted and affected by restrictions on abortion services, and to address squarely the targeted restrictions on abortion, which are rooted in misogyny. However, access to abortion services is critical to the health of every person capable of becoming pregnant. This Act is intended to protect all people with the capacity for pregnancy—cisgender women, transgender men, non-binary individuals, those who identify with a different gender, and others—who are unjustly harmed by restrictions on abortion services.
In addition, the bill included other radical provisions on “reproductive justice,” calling it a fight against “white supremacy.”
Byron York of the Washington Examiner noted Monday that the 2022 version of the Women’s Health Protection Act had stripped out the radical “roots” of the legislation. However, the new legislation failed to include the word “woman” at all (original emphasis):