Planned Parenthood’s Medical Director for Primary and Trans Care Dr. Bhavik Kumar told a House Oversight Committee hearing on abortion that men, “especially” trans men, can get pregnant.
During a line of questioning from Georgia Rep. Andrew Clyde, Dr. Bhavik Kumar was asked if biological men are able to get pregnant.
“Men can have pregnancies, especially trans men,” Kumar said.
“So can biological men become pregnant and give birth?” Republican Georgia Rep. Andrew Clyde asked. “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?”
“These questions about who can become pregnant are really missing the point, and I’m here to talk about what’s happening in Texas,” Kumar responded.
“This is me asking a question and you answering. I’m asking the question, sir, not you,” Clyde responded. Kumar said once again that men and women can both get pregnant.
“Right, an I’m answering the question. Somebody with a uterus may have the capability of becoming pregnant whether they’re a woman or a man, that doesn’t make a difference,” Kumar responded. “Not every person with a uterus has the ability to become pregnant.”
“Ok, we’re done,” Clyde said. “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.”
“Can’t believe it’s necessary to say this, but men cannot get pregnant and cannot give birth regardless of how they identify themselves,” Clyde continued, according to the Daily Caller. “Why in the world would Democrats bring in a person whose title is director of trans care for an abortion hearing when only biological women can become pregnant?”
Kumar then called the abortion bans “racist,” “classist,” and “fundamentally part of the white supremacy agenda.”
Clyde shot back, “Margaret Sanger’s [the founder of Planned Parenthood] entire focus was to decimate communities of color through abortion to eliminate their future generations,” the representative said. “How many abortions have you performed in your lifetime?”
“Likely thousands,” Kumar said.
“So as doctor yourself, do you believe you have terminated enough babies to justify Margaret Sanger’s beliefs and your continuance of her legacy? This is unconscionable, this is inexcusable, I’m thankful this is now criminal and I look forward to the day when life is again respected across our entire nation.”