Stacey Abrams Claims No Fetal Heartbeat At Six Weeks

Not too long, Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams claimed that fetal heartbeats detected by doctors after six weeks of being pregnant are actually manufactured sounds that were designed to help men control women’s bodies.

Her specific words were, “There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks. It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body.”

Abrams was asked on leftist daytime talk show “The View” if there should be any legal limits on abortion, such as a time frame after which abortions should not happen. She replied, “I believe that abortion is a medical decision, not a political decision. Arbitrary politically-defined timelines are deeply problematic because they ignore the reality of medical and physiological issues …The limit should not be made by politicians who don’t understand basic biology or apparently basic morality.”

The nonprofit Charlotte Lozier Institute, however, disagrees with Abrams’ stance. They confirm that, “A preborn baby’s heart is actively beating at six weeks and will have already beat nearly 16 million times by 15 weeks. In fact, at six weeks’ gestation, the baby’s heart rate is about 98 beats per minute, which can be easily detected by ultrasound.”

They go on to say that peer-reviewed science on babies at six weeks of gestation say that the heart is actively beating, a heartbeat correlates with a 98% chance of live birth, the brain has divided into three primary sections with different responsibilities, and eyes/ears/nose have started forming.

Abrams is running for Governor in Georgia in a rematch of the 2018 election that saw GOP candidate Brian Kemp win by a small margin. The result, however, has never been accepted by Abrams as she continues to deny the fairness and accuracy of the election and, to date, has not conceded the win to Gov. Kemp.

In her words, her denial is not like Donald Trump’s because “I will never ever say that it is OK to claim fraudulent outcomes as a way to give yourself power. That is wrong. I reject it and will never engage in it. But I do believe that it is imperative, especially those who have the platform and the microphone, to talk about the access.”

To Abrams and other Democrats, it seems to be ok to deny an election as long as it’s denied in the right way. As of now, Brian Kemp is leading in the 2022 polls by almost seven points and is all but assured of victory next week.