Stacey Abrams Claims Fetal Heartbeat Is “Manufactured” to Convince People to Oppose Abortion

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Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams claimed that a perceptible fetal heartbeat as can be detected in the womb as early as six weeks is just a “manufactured” sound used to convince people to “let men” take control of women’s bodies.

Abrams, whose first run for governor in 2018 saw her lose to now-incumbent Governor Brian Kemp, also vowed to protect “abortion rights,” an issue which she has focused on heavily during her campaign.

“There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” Abrams told the audience at an event organized by the Morehouse College and Spelman College Democrats in Atlanta this week.

“It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body,” she declared, branding the existence of fetal heartbeats as “medically false” and “biologically a lie.”

Abrams, who is not a doctor, appears to be the party guilty of medical falsities as The Blaze noted; according to the fetal medicine journal Karger, “The initiation of the first heart beat via the primitive heart tube begins at gestational day 22, followed by active fetal blood circulation by the end of week 4.”

The Blaze further clarified that “While it is true that an embryo does not have a fully formed heart at day 22, by the sixth week of gestation in pregnancy an unborn baby’s primitive heartbeat can be detected by an ultrasound.”

“Doctors refer to this as a “manufactured” sound because it is an electrical pulse picked up and translated into sound by the ultrasound machine,” the outlet noted, adding that “that does not mean the heartbeat is not present and is fabricated by doctors, as Abrams falsely claimed.”

Abrams made her claim as part of a full-throated rebuke of Georgia’s abortion ban, which restricts the termination of unborn life once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

“We ought to get rid of the bill. The bill is asinine, it is biologically inappropriate. It is morally wrong, and it should be confined to the dustbin of history,” she said.

This summer, Abrams also claimed that it was unbiblical to restrict abortion, an assertion she said she felt comfortable making because she had been “trained” in the Bible. Both of Abrams parents were pastors, although she has also said she did not become pro-abortion until college.

This week, she emphatically stated her commitment to “abortion rights” painting vivid images of a critical civil right under attack.

“We have to stop whispering about abortion rights in the shadows and talk about it openly,” she stated. “It is about how we move our bodies. It is about how we live our lives. This is not a cultural issue. This is a medical issue, it is an economic issue, it is a moral issue, and it is our decision.”

“If they can take our vote, our right to control our bodies, they can take our right to decide who to love, they can take all of our civil liberties from us. And every time they chip away at a civil liberty, if you think you’re safe, just wait, they’re coming for you next.”

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