Fireworks in the Senate over “pregnant people”

As gender theory and the abortion-rights movement offer conflicting messages on what it means to be a woman, Catholic theologians see a new opportunity to teach the truth about sexual differences. During a July 13 Senate hearing, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., asked University of California at Berkeley law professor Khiara Bridges whether a term she had used, “a person with the capacity for pregnancy,” referred to “women.” She hedged. Theologians see such moments as a new opportunity to represent a Christian anthropology of what it means to be a man or a woman.