Not long after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the state’s heartbeat bill into law — a piece of legislation that bans abortions in the state when a pre-born child’s heartbeat can be detected — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out something so disturbing that the blowback from her comments were scathing and oh so well deserved.
“‘6 weeks pregnant’ = 2 weeks late on your period,” the socialist posted. “Most of the men writing these bills don’t know the first thing about a woman’s body outside of the things they want from it. It’s relatively common for a woman to have a late period + not be pregnant. So this is a backdoor ban.”
“6 weeks pregnant” = 2 weeks late on your period.
Most of the men writing these bills don’t know the first thing about a woman’s body outside of the things they want from it. It’s relatively common for a woman to have a late period + not be pregnant.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 8, 2019
Of course, being six-weeks pregnant is a lot more than just being late on your period — ask any woman who’s miscarried or had a baby. At that time in a pregnancy, the unborn child is developing facial features and has a beating heart. Moreover, Ocasio-Cortez is misinformed about the authors of the legislation, a majority of whom are women, not men.
Pro-life advocates were quick to rebuff the Congresswoman. Live Action founder Lila Rose, for example, highlighted the unborn child’s development at six weeks.
“[Baby Center] explains a baby’s amazing development at 6 weeks: ‘The nose, mouth, and ears that you’ll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape…His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute…and blood is beginning to course through his body,'” she wrote.
.@BabyCenter explains a baby’s amazing development at 6 weeks: “The nose, mouth, and ears that you'll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape…His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute…and blood is beginning to course through his body” pic.twitter.com/KCUpe5qUDl
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) May 8, 2019
A miscarriage at 6 weeks pregnant (four passed missed period) is pretty damn horrifying and emotionally scarring. It ain't just a late and extremely heavy menstrual cycle.
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) May 8, 2019
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 8, 2019
This is “two weeks late on your period.” Two weeks late has arms & legs forming, fingers & toes, & a heartbeat! pic.twitter.com/5tN7JYxf19
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) May 8, 2019
Look, @AOC! Here are the 5 main sponsors of the bill. So here are the two men you slandered as "Most of the men writing these bills don’t know the first thing about a woman’s body outside of the things they want from it." And the other three are… WOMEN!https://t.co/6r8zzMCRju pic.twitter.com/6RC98erA81
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) May 8, 2019
And many of the women supporting these bills (🙋🏼♀️) have actually been pregnant and know a lot more about pregnancy than you do. https://t.co/sVWnVlY0kv
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) May 8, 2019
This is the kind of callous thinking progressives have toward the pre-born and it’s beyond disgusting. The question you have to ask yourself is when, exactly, does a “fetus” become a child to these people?
If a baby in the womb is not a human being because it’s not independent, then wouldn’t that then mean individuals on welfare have all forfeited their rights to be considered human beings? Is it justified to slaughter these non-humans?
Of course not. Yet that’s where the leftists logic takes him when it’s followed through to its conclusion. The very people they claim to champion would be annihilated if their worldview is applied consistently.
Science and the Bible both agree that the moment of conception is when life begins. That means as soon as a woman becomes pregnant, there is a human being, an image bearer of God growing inside of her.
To abort that child is murder and an egregious offense to God. It’s really quite simple.
Source: Daily Wire