A UK politician has come under fire for making the suggestion that babies are born without any specific biological sex.
Labour Party member Dawn Butler made the comment while discussing a controversial pledge — organized by an affiliated trans rights group — which calls for the expulsion of any party member who does not sign up to their radically progressive gender ideology.
The 12-point pledge, put forward by “Labour Campaign for Trans Rights,” includes the requirement for members to “support the expulsion from the Labour Party of those who express bigoted, transphobic views.”
Another point specifies that pledgers must also “accept that trans women are women, trans men are men, and non-binary people are non-binary.”
Two candidates for the Labour leadership have signed the pledge, causing uproar among many supporters who believe that the party seeking to stifle any discussion on the issue.
Refusing to admit that other member’s views on trans issues are being shut down, Butler told ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” that her party simply “cannot have dog whistle transphobia” within its ranks.
“If you’re saying that a trans woman isn’t a woman, then there are issues around that,” she explained. “What we can’t have is transphobia, we can’t have people who are transphobic.”
However, when presenter Richard Madely put forward the simple reality that babies are determined to be of a biological gender at birth, Butler made a shocking counter.
“When a child is born, they are identified and observed as a particular sex, aren’t they?” Madely asked.
“A child is born without sex,” Butler responded, before declaring that children are “formed without sex in the beginning.”
Many responded to Butler’s remarks with horror.
“Wow! They want to put basic biology sciences on trial for transphobia,” one person commented. “People of this world are losing their minds faster than I anticipated.”
“This woman is completely detached from reality,” another added.
“Imagine actually believing that babies are born without sex when doctors can literally discern sex via observation in the overwhelming majority of cases. To claim that babies are born without sex is naked science denial.”