Anti-Trump Doctor Doubles Down on Abortion for Men, Calls It 'Scientific, Medical Fact'


It sounds like one of those corny jokes from a 1980s comedian: “Abortion for men? I think it would go a little something like this…” Except it’s very real and very stupid — although it’s still a joke.

In case you haven’t heard of Dr. Eugene Gu, you probably aren’t quite familiar with the ins and outs of political Twitter. He’s a surgeon who apparently finds time in his daily schedule to constantly tweet about the various perfidies of one Donald J. Trump.

For instance, take the controversy du jour: President Trump’s tweets about certain progressive congresswomen that are widely being denounced as racist:

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I’m sure this gentleman has opinions on a number of issues but isn’t he supposed to be a doctor — a doctor with a startup, no less, if his Twitter profile is correct? A few of my friends and relatives are doctors. They aren’t known to spend hours a day trying to cultivate a following on political Twitter for a very obvious reason — they’re busy doing doctor-y stuff.

Yet Dr. Gu has somehow found time to be one of the plaintiffs in the utterly preposterous lawsuit that prevented President Trump from blocking individuals on his private Twitter account:

Note to investors: Unless this guy’s startup is somehow monetizing anti-Trump rants from doctors, put your money in a safer place.

Oh, and if the startup involves abortion, pretty much anywhere is a safer place, as Dr. Gu proved with a tweet last week:

“It’s a scientific and medical fact that men can get pregnant and also have abortions,” Dr. Gu tweeted. “Trans men and non-binary individuals are human beings who deserve to be acknowledged by society. They choose their own identity—not me, not you, not any doctor, and certainly not any politician.”

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Really, now? And thus began a torrent of mockery:

I’d debate #2; I hear he overprescribes ether (and everything else, really). All of the rest, yeah, sure. There were some other options, as well.

Evolutionary behavioral scientist Gad Saad, meanwhile, had an interesting question for Dr. Gu.

This is a silly thing to plant one’s flag on, so, of course, Dr. Gu continued to double down, because why not? First, he retweeted a writer who had done a piece regarding individuals who identified as men who’d had abortions:

And then he tweeted the exception that more or less proved the rule:

These are very rare cases, mind you. If this is a spectrum, you have almost everyone concentrated around the two poles with an infinitesimal number of individuals with chromosomal abnormalities in the middle.

I can also guess that’s not what Dr. Gu meant. What he was talking about were those who identify as a gender that they aren’t in a biological sense. Once he reaped a whirlwind of criticism, he noted the exceptions and hid behind liberal dogma.

Let’s be clear on who we’re talking about, for the most part: biological women, who identify as a male, who haven’t transitioned yet and who have become pregnant. Simply saying they’re men isn’t scientific, medical or psychological fact. It’s thorny territory at best and saying otherwise is advancing a political agenda and nothing else.

Gu, in case you forgot, was the guy who was canned two-and-a-half years into a five-year residency at Vanderbilt. He says it’s because of his political activism — including kneeling in support of Colin Kaepernick, which launched his viral career — while the hospital says it’s because of his performance and professionalism.

I don’t want to be one of those people who says “shut up and [do blank]” to people who want to express their political opinions — although I have to admit I’m wont to disqualify the opinions of an actor or singer who suddenly thinks they, say, understand the intricacies of tax policy.

In the case of Dr. Gu, however, this is someone who has one of the most exigent professions on planet Earth. You can either be an effective doctor or a viral political Twitter star, but I think being both is probably difficult.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Morristown, New Jersey
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture