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Pro-Abortion Witness Calls Sen. ‘Transphobic’ for Suggesting that Only Women Can Get Pregnant, Says It Will Lead to ‘Violence’

Hawley: ‘So we can’t talk about it?’

EXCERPT:

HAWLEY: “Professor Bridges, you said several times, you've used a phrase I want to make sure I understand what you mean by it, you've referred to people with a capacity for pregnancy. Would that be women?”
BRIDGES: “Many women, sis women have the capacity for pregnancy. Many sis women do not have the capacity for pregnancy. There are also transmen who are capable of pregnancy, as well as non binary people who are capable of pregnancy.”
HAWLEY: “So this isn't really a women's rights issue. It's --“ [crosstalk]
BRIDGES: “We can recognize that this impacts women while also recognizing that it impacts other groups. Those things are not mutually exclusive, Senator Hawley.”
HAWLEY: “Oh, so your view is is that the core of this -- this right then is about what?”
BRIDGES: “So, I want to recognize that your line of questioning is transphobic and it opens up transpeople to violence by not recognizing that --“ [crosstalk]
HAWLEY: “Wow, you're saying that I'm opening up people to violence by asking whether or not women are the folks who can have pregnancies.”
BRIDGES: “So, I -- I want to note that one out of five transgender persons have attempted suicide. So
I think it's important for us --“
HAWLEY: “Because of my line of questioning?”
BRIDGES: “Because --“
HAWLEY: “So we can't talk about it?”
BRIDGES: “Because denying that transpeople exist and pretending not to know that they exist --“ [crosstalk]
HAWLEY: “I'm denying that transpeople exist by asking you --“
BRIDGES: “Are you? Are you? Are you?” [crosstalk]
HAWLEY: “-- if you're talking about women having pregnancies?”
BRIDGES: “Do you believe that men can get pregnant?”
HAWLEY: “No, I don't think men can get pregnant.”
BRIDGES: “So, you're denying that transpeople. Thank you.”
HAWLEY: “And that leads to violence?” 

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