Infamously anti-Trump surgeon Eugene Gu claimed in a tweet posted Friday that it is “a scientific and medical fact that men can get pregnant and also have abortions.”
“It’s a scientific and medical fact that men can get pregnant and also have abortions,” he wrote. “Trans men and non-binary individuals are human beings who deserve to be acknowledged by society. They choose their own identity — not me, not you, not any doctor, and certainly not any politician.”
The tweet was met with mockery and blowback.
“In a world where medical science bows down and worships the gods and goddesses of political ideology, doctors say things like this …,” pro-life activist Obianuju Ekeocha captioned the outrageous tweet.
Conservative writer Mark Hemingway mocked Gu with a list of doctors he “would solicit for medical advice before” Mr. Gu.
“The following is a list of doctors I would solicit for medical advice before consulting Eugene Gu, MD,” he wrote. “1. Dr. Rosen Rosen, 2. Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, 3. Dr. Mabuse, 4. Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush, 5. Dr. Zaius.”
The Federalist’s Inez Stepman joined in: “Dr. Pepper.”
“Don’t forget Hugh Laurie,” added Daily Wire contributor Harry Khachatrian.
Another Twitter user accused Gu of attempting to erase women.
“I’m all for trans rights, have been out there on the protest lines. But this sounds like another way men are erasing women,” the account posted.
Gu is comfortably in the company of many high-ranking Democrats when he speaks of men allegedly getting pregnant and needing abortions. Last month, Julian Castro, who served as the secretary of Housing and Urban Development under former President Barack Obama, said biological men must have abortion “rights.”
“Let’s also not forget someone in the trans community, a trans female, is poor, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have the right to exercise that right to choose,” stated Mr. Castro.
Gu’s claim to fame is kneeling to apparently protest America’s pervasive racism, a nod to anthem-kneeling former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The persistent Trump-basher even sued the president after Trump blocked him on Twitter; Trump was eventually forced to unblock Gu’s account.
As reported by the Tennessean last year, Dr. Gu was canned three years into a five-year surgical residency at Vanderbilt. Though Gu complained that his contract was not renewed because of his political activism, Vanderbilt said he was let go due to his “work performance and professionalism,” the outlet noted.
“The take-home message here is that there is an unwritten rule for surgical residents and that is rule is, always make your program look good and always make your hospital look good, and often that means stay silent,” Gu said, according to the Tennessean. “But as an Asian-American physician, unlike a white doctor, I don’t always have the same luxury to stay silent.”