Connecticut Department Of Public Health Removes Words ‘Mother’ And ‘Father’ From Childbirth Paperwork

Connecticut Department Of Public Health Removes Words ‘Mother’ And ‘Father’ From Childbirth Paperwork

Posted For: Willie Wonka 

SARAH WEAVER

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has removed the words “mother” and “father” from documents for expecting parents, according to guidance updated in January 2022.

Paperwork regarding obtaining a birth certificate for a newborn opts for the terms “birth parent” and “non-birth parent” to refer to a mother and father, respectively.

The paperwork asks questions such as, “birth parent’s weight immediately before they became pregnant with this child.” Noticeably absent from the paperwork are female pronouns to refer to mothers.

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Similar language updates for paperwork surrounding childbirth have been issued in states such as Pennsylvania and Ohio.

The Pennsylvania worksheet, revised in May 2022 uses the term “birthing parent” to refer to a mother.

“The term ‘birthing parent’ is used to describe the parent who birthed the child,” the worksheet says.

The Ohio “Birth Parent’s Worksheet” still uses the term “mother” in several places.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health did not respond to the Daily Caller’s request for comment in time for publication.

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