Julian Castro is determined to break out of the middle of the pack in the crowded Democratic presidential primary.
In his zeal to co-opt his rivals’ progressive supporters, Castro offered his support for something that’s not even biologically possible: the right of trans women to publicly funded abortions.
Trans women are born biological males who experience gender dysphoria and may have sex reassignment surgery to match their gender identity.
Lacking a uterus and ovaries, trans women can’t reproduce. However, that didn’t stop Castro. (National Review)
Asked if his health-care platform would provide public funding for abortion, Castro replied emphatically in the affirmative and emphasized the importance of facilitating access to abortion for transgender women, or biological males incapable of baring children. He presumably intended to refer to transgender men, or biological women who have transitioned.
“All of you on stage support a women’s right to abortion. You all support some version of a government health-care option. Would your plan cover abortion, Mr. Secretary?” asked MSNBC debate moderator Lester Holt.
“Yes it would. I don’t believe only in reproductive freedom, I believe in reproductive justice. And what means is just because a woman, or let’s also not forget someone in the trans community — a trans female — is poor, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t exercise that right to choose. So I absolutely would cover that right to have an abortion,” Castro said.
Despite the obvious gaffe, the mainstream media declared Castro one of the winners of last night’s debate.
Will Castro move away from the periphery? Does the radicalized Democratic Party even have a shot against President Trump?
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