Georgia Dem and gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams raised some eyebrows in a recently resurfaced video where she explains that baby heartbeats at 6 weeks aren’t real —they are manufactured by the patriarchy.
“There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” Abrams tells a crowd It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body.”
“While some people falsely claim that a preborn baby at 6 weeks’ gestation is just a clump of cells, science demonstrates the baby is already a complex human being,” asserted Dr. Tara Sander Lee, a senior fellow and director of life sciences at the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI). “A preborn baby’s heart is actively beating at 6 weeks and will have already beat nearly 16 million times by 15 weeks. In fact, at 6 weeks’ gestation, the baby’s heart rate is about 98 beats per minute, which can be easily detected by ultrasound.”
Abrams has yet to clarify what she meant by “manufactured sound.”
Watch the clip above.