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Democrat witness testifies to Congress that men can get pregnant, have abortions

The witness serves as executive director of a non-profit that promotes "unrestricted abortion access" in Texas

Published: May 18, 2022 4:04pm

Updated: May 18, 2022 4:46pm

A Democrat witness testified to the House Judiciary Committee that she believes men can become pregnant and have abortions.

The exchange occurred Tuesday between Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.) and abortion advocate Aimee Arrambide during the Democrat-controlled committee hearing titled "Revoking Your Rights: The Ongoing Crisis in Abortion Care Access."

Arrambide serves as executive director of Avow Texas, which describes itself as a "non-profit that works to secure unrestricted abortion access."

"What do you say a woman is?" Bishop asked Arrambide.

"I believe that everyone can identify for themselves," she replied.

"Do you believe then that men can become pregnant and have abortions?" the Republican congressman followed up. 

"Yes," Arrambide said while nodding her head.

Before the hearing, Arrambide posted on Twitter, "Today I will be testifying and sharing my abortion story before the Congressional House Judiciary Committee. Please send me good vibes. More importantly send me all the adorable dog memes, tik toks and reels. Cats too. Basically anything adorable or hilarious."

Conservatives tweeted their feelings on Arrambide's testimony.

"This would be a great Saturday Night Live skit if: 1) SNL was still funny 2) It wasn’t a real example of how detached Democrats are from reality," Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) wrote.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said he knew he would love Bishop after hearing his first Trump rally speech. 

"He has quickly become one of the very best in Congress at asking precise questions with logical, EFFECTIVE follow-up," Gaetz praised the North Carolina congressman.

"'The party of science,'" Donald Trump Jr. commented.

Tuesday's hearing comes after a leaked draft of a majority Supreme Court opinion showed earlier this month that the court may be poised to overturn the abortion precedent set in Roe v. Wade.

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