During congressional testimony on Thursday, two witnesses called by Democratic members of Congress testified that biological men are capable of getting pregnant and having abortions, while refusing to give a concrete definition of the word “woman.”
As reported by Fox News, Aimee Arrambide, executive director of the radical pro-abortion group Avow Texas, was asked about both subjects of Congressman Dan Bishop (R-N.C.) during a hearing titled “Revoking your Rights.”
When asked to define what “a woman is,” Arrambide refused to answer the question, instead responding with “I believe that everyone can identify for themselves.”
Bishop then moved on to the subject of abortion, asking “Do you believe that men can become pregnant and have abortions?” Arrambide simply responded “yes,” despite her answer being completely contradictory of basic biology and science.
Earlier in the testimony, Bishop similarly questioned another witness, Yashica Robinson, about the definition of the word “woman.”
“Dr. Robinson, I noticed in your written testimony you said that you use she/her pronouns,” Bishop noted. “You’re a medical doctor. What is a woman?”
“I think it’s important that we educate people like you about why we’re doing the things that we do,” Robinson responded. “And so the reason that I use she and her pronouns is because I understand that there are people who become pregnant that may not identify that way. And I think it is discriminatory to speak to people or to call them in such a way as they desire not to be called.”
“Are you going to answer my question? Can you answer the question, what’s a woman?” Bishop asked again.
“I’m a woman, and I will ask you which pronouns do you use?” Robinson replied. “If you tell me that you use she and her pronouns…I’m going to respect you for how you want me to address you.”
“So you gave me an example of a woman, you say that you are a woman, can you tell me otherwise what a woman is?” Bishop fired back.
“Yes, I’m telling you, I’m a woman,” Robinson replied.
When Bishop asked if that was “as comprehensive a definition as you can give me,” Robinson responded by saying that it was “as comprehensive a definition as I will give you today. Because I think that it’s important that we focus on what we’re here for, and it’s to talk about access to abortion.”
“So you’re not interested in answering the question that I asked,” Bishop responded, “unless it’s part of a message you want to deliver.”
The hearing was held in response to the leaked news earlier this month that the Supreme Court is preparing to finally overturn the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide. If the ruling does happen as written in the draft by Justice Samuel Alito, then the matter of abortion would be returned to individual states to decide, rather than remain under a blanket federal standard.