Politics versus Biology


You can transform a lot, but you can’t transform biological realities – at least not yet. First this, from a year ago:

Women who identify as male are not being offered vital routine breast screenings and cervical cancer checks in case it offends them.

But men identifying as women will be invited for cervical smear tests – even though they don’t have a cervix.

The advice comes from a 24-page booklet published by Public Health England called “Information for trans people”.

The PHE booklet explains “who we invite for screening”.

Transpeople who register with their GP as their birth sex will be invited to screenings appropriate to that, but if they register as the gender they identify as they will not be.

If a transman, born female, registers as male he won’t be invited for routine breast screenings at 50, or cervical screening. However, if a transwoman registers as female they will be routinely invited for cervical screening.

Nothing like getting an invitation for cervical smear test when you don’t have a cervix. But in the United States, a Democrat presidential hopeful goes one better at a recent candidate debate:

Holt: Secretary Castro, this one is for you. All of you on stage support a woman’s right to an abortion. You all support some version of a government health-care option. Would your plan cover abortion, Mr. Secretary?

Castro: Yes, it would. I don’t believe only in reproductive freedom. I believe in reproductive justice. And, you know, what that means is that 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 have the right to exercise that right to choose. And so I absolutely would cover the right to have an abortion.

So if Julian Castro becomes President, he wants trans females to be able to have taxpayers-funded abortions – even though they don’t have female reproductive organs to carry a baby (or a clump of cells, depending on your point of view) that could be aborted in the first place.

But it’s 2019, so a Democrat wannabe named Castro is actually far from the most left-wing or the craziest in the field of over twenty. If he really believed in “reproductive justice”, Castro would first fight for taxpayer-funded wombs for everyone. Ovaries for all!