“Men can have pregnancies,” a medical director for primary and trans care for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, who claims to have performed “thousands” of abortions, testified at a House hearing on Thursday.
Appearing at a hearing titled, “Examining the Harm to Patients from Abortion Restrictions and the Threat of a National Abortion Ban,” Dr. Bhavik Kumar was asked by Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Georgia) if biological men can become pregnant. Dr. Kumar answered that “men” can become pregnant, “especially, trans men,” implying that even some who aren’t transgender could become pregnant.
Rep. Clyde: “Dr. Kumar, can biological men become pregnant and give birth?”
Dr. Kumar: “Um, so, men can have pregnancies, especially trans men.”
“So, are you saying that a biological female who identifies as a man and, therefore, becomes pregnant, is, quote, a man? Is that what you’re saying?” Rep. Clyde followed up.
“Somebody with a uterus may have the capability of becoming pregnant, whether they’re a woman or man,” Dr. Kumar replied, after first trying to change the subject.
“Okay, we’re done. We’re done,” Rep. Clyde said, before giving the doctor a lesson in basic biology:
“This isn’t complicated. Let me tell you: if a person has a uterus and is born female, they are a woman. That is not a man. And, the vast majority of the world considers that to be a woman, because there are biological differences between men and women.
“Clearly, any high school biology class teaches that men and women have different chromosomes. Females are XX chromosomes and males are XY chromosomes.”
“I can’t believe it’s necessary to say this: but, men cannot get pregnant and cannot give birth, regardless of how they identify themselves,” Rep. Clyde added, before posing a rhetorical question:
“Why in the world would Democrats have brought in a person whose title is director of trans care for an abortion hearing, when only biological women can become pregnant?”
“How many abortions have you performed in your lifetime?,“ Rep. Clyde asked, later in the exchange.
“Likely thousands,“ Dr, Kumar answered.