A medical doctor at Planned Parenthood falsely claimed during a House Oversight Committee hearing on Thursday that men can get pregnant and have babies.
Dr. Bhavik Kumar made the remarks during a hearing on the Democrat-controlled Committee that was intended to push the narrative that restricting abortion access can harm women.
In response to a question from Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA), Kumar, medical director for primary and trans care at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast claimed, “Men can have pregnancies, especially trans men.”
“Somebody with a uterus may have the capability of becoming pregnant, whether they’re a woman or a man,” Kumar claimed. “That doesn’t make a difference.”
“OK, we’re done,” Clyde replied.
“Not every person with a uterus has the ability to become pregnant,” Kumar said. “This is medicine.”
“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,” Clyde said. “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?”
Asked if biological men can get pregnant and give birth, a democrat witness testifies: “Men can have pregnancies.” pic.twitter.com/l7YVzKN87t
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Fox News reported that Clyde grilled another Democrat witness, Dr. Nisha Verma, a fellow at Physicians for Reproductive Health, about whether fetal heartbeats can be detected at six weeks of pregnancy.
“I’d love to answer your question, but like so many things in medicine, it’s complex,” she claimed.
She again dodged answering the question when Clyde pressed her again, saying, “I’d love to answer your question, I need a little bit of time to do so.”
Clyde’s question comes after Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) promoted a conspiracy theory last week that the fetal heartbeat sounds that people hear at six weeks are “manufactured” to “convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body in place of her.”
“There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” Abrams claimed. “It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body in place of her.”