A British woman who “has been living legally as a man for three years” has made news this week as she is set to become “the first man in UK to give birth.”
The woman, named Hayden Cross, says she plans to “continue his [sic.] transition process to remove his breasts and ovaries as soon as he has given birth.”
NOM for years has warned that changing the definition of marriage is about more than the simple question of who has access to the benefits of the legal contract of marriage: it is about a shift in social values that places the desires and whims of adult ahead of the needs and rights of children.
Nowhere in the story of Cross’s pregnancy is there any discussion of the right of the child to have a mom who isn’t pretending to be a dad. Nowhere is there any consideration of the child’s right to feed at the breast of his or her own loving mother rather than be bottle fed because that mother decided to remove her breasts and masquerade as a man.
The headline reads that Cross will be the “first man in [the] UK to give birth,” which of course is nonsense – Cross is a woman, and only women can give birth; but if we were to accept that nonsense as model, we could rewrite the headline to say that Cross’s child will be the first child in the UK born without a mother. That the editors didn’t write the headline that way only goes to show the extent to which the media continues to be complicit in enabling lies and a denial of reality.