Catholic University of America fired the professor who invited an abortion doula who used the term “birthing person” during a mandatory lecture, according to an email obtained by The Daily Wire.
“Now that we have clear evidence that the content of the class did not align with our mission and identity, we have now terminated our contract with the professor who invited the speaker,” university president Peter Kilpatrick wrote in a campus-wide email.
In audio recordings obtained by The Daily Wire, Rachel Carbonneau identified herself as an “abortion doula” during her January 23 lecture, and used radical terms such as “birthing person” and “seahorse births,” a reference to women who believe they are men giving birth.
Carbonneau was invited to speak to during the LifeSpan Development course by instructor Melissa Goldberg, who has now been let go by the university.
Throughout the lecture, Carbonneau repeatedly used the term “birthing person” instead of “mother” or “woman.” When a student asked her to explain her use of the term, she discussed her work with transgender people.
“We do tend to default towards women,” she said. “We are currently at Catholic University, but we are in…