What is a Woman?

girl In the Senate version of the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act (of 2005, 2006, &2007), a woman is defined as:

(6) WOMAN- The term `woman’ means a female human being who is capable of becoming pregnant, whether or not she has reached the age of majority.


So if a female human is not capable of becoming pregnant that she is not a woman? Should I still use words like she and her when discussing this kind of person? So a woman becomes a female at menopause? Are words like mother and wife still legal after menopause or a hysterectomy?

What is the government doing trying to legislate words like woman? This is a frightening road to start walking down. When will they define man or human, and who will fit under those definitions?

(via (en)Gender)