While many had assumed that Christian conservatives would be the ones to recreate the dystopian novel "The Handmaid's Tale," Lauren Chen believes it’s the other way around.
Under California Bill SB 729, the term “infertility” is being redefined as a status rather than a medical condition.
“We see this from the left all the time. They are trying to manipulate language in order to further their own worldview,” Chen says.
“Obviously,” she continues, “someone who actually has infertility, something up with their body that prevents them from being able to reproduce — that is not the same, nor should it be treated the same, as someone who just chooses to have same-sex relations.”
The bill passed the Senate last month and would force insurance companies to cover in-vitro fertilization for anyone experiencing “infertility.”
The Post Millennial writes that because of the change in definition, “this would also include forcing the firms to cover surrogacy for gay males.”
Senator Caroline Menjivar (D) co-authored the bill and explained that the bill “will ensure that queer couples no longer have to pay more out of pocket to start families than non-queer families.”
She said the bill is “critical to achieving full-lived equality for LGBTQ+ people.”
“I don’t know why I even have to say this,” Chen responds, “but you do not have a right to a child. Children are not commodities.”
Chen believes this is much closer to “Handmaid’s Tale” than what the leftists who used the premise of the book to protest the overturning of Roe v. Wade believed.
She says this is like “renting a womb from some woman and treating women’s bodies” as if “they’re state property.”
Chen warns that this bill “basically gives same-sex couples the right to rent out either a woman’s womb, or have taxpayers in some cases fund surrogacy with male donors.”
Want more from Lauren Chen?
To enjoy more of Lauren’s pro-liberty, pro-logic and pro-market commentary on social and political issues, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.