A witness who backed abortion rights during the House Judiciary Committee’s abortion hearing on Wednesday said she thinks a person can choose what gender they identify as. In other words, men can get pregnant and have abortions. Aimee Arrambide, the executive director of the abortion advocacy group Avow Texas, was asked by Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) what she believes the definition of a woman is. [tweet_embed] May 21, 2022[/tweet_embed] “I believe that everyone can identify for themselves,” Arrambide said. Bishop then asked if she thinks that men could get pregnant and have abortions, and her response was a simple “yes.” Bishop did not push the topic any further. Well, clearly, because there is no way to talk with a person who thinks that men could get pregnant and have an abortion. Wednesday’s meeting came after a first opinion that indicated five Supreme Court Justices are ready to overturn the historic rulings in Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood was leaked at the beginning of May. [tweet_embed] May 21, 2022[/tweet_embed] The draft, penned by Conservative Justice Samuel Alito, said abortion laws belong in the hands of independent states instead of the federal government. Nevertheless, if the official ruling, expected next month, does retreat the power of abortion law back to the states, the procedure would become illegal in multiple states, including Texas, Missouri, and Tennessee. The hearing, opened by Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), included testimonies from Arrambide; Americans United for Life CEO and President Catherine Glenn Foster; a law professor from the University of California, Irvine, Michele Bratcher Goodwin; and a member of the physicians for reproductive health board of directors, Dr. Yashica Robinson. Goodwin said that poor women will be affected the most if the law is overturned. “For poor women, particularly women of color, the loss will be deadly,” Goodwin said. “This is the coming of the new ‘Jane Crow.’” Nadler said that becoming a parent should be an individual choice and did not belong to a state government. [tweet_embed] May 21, 2022[/tweet_embed] “The decision to become a parent belongs to the individual,” Nadler said in his opening remarks. “She may consult with her doctor or her loved ones to inform that decision, but the decision belongs to her. ... Bodily autonomy is a prerequisite for liberty.” Committee ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) differed from Nadler and said a person could not have real freedom if they were not assured a right to live. “You never have real liberty, you never have true freedom if the government won’t protect your most fundamental right: your right to live,” Jordan said.