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“University of California, Berkeley law professor Khiara Bridges reprimanded far-right Sen. Josh Hawley during a congressional hearing on Tuesday, accusing the Missouri Republican of asking transphobic questions.
“You’ve referred to people with a capacity for pregnancy. Would that be women?” Hawley asked Bridges during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on abortion rights titled, “A Post-Roe America: The Legal Consequences of the Dobbs Decision.”
“Many cis women have the capacity for pregnancy. Many cis women do not have the capacity for pregnancy,” Bridges responded. “There are also trans men who are capable of pregnancy as well as nonbinary people who are capable of pregnancy.”
Apparently unsatisfied with Bridges’ answer, Hawley fired back: “So this isn’t really a women’s rights issue, it’s a… it’s what?”
Bridges said, “We can recognize that this impacts women while also recognizing that it impacts other groups—those things are not mutually exclusive, Sen. Hawley.””