Last Updated on September 23, 2022
Georgia’s Democrat nominee for Governor, Stacey Abrams, peddled a bizarre pro-abortion conspiracy theory on stage as she claimed that preborn babies don’t actually have heartbeats and that the ultrasound machines used the world over to listen to babies’ hearts in the womb were created by a cabal of men bent on controlling women’s bodies.
Stacey Abrams made her bizarre conspiracy theory surrounding fetal heartbeats while taking part in an on-stage panel and discussing her opposition to Georgia’s 2019 heartbeat bill. Now the law of the state, the heartbeat legislation bars doctors from performing abortions after a fetal heartbeat has been detected, which usually occurs around the 6-week mark.
According to Abrams though, no such heartbeat exists. In fact, Abrams claims, the sound of fetal heartbeats picked up by medical equipment was actually “manufactured” by men, for the purpose of seizing “control of a woman’s body.”
“There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” Abrams claimed. “It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body,” she went on.
Abrams didn’t go into further detail about how she believes the sound was “manufactured,” or if she thinks that OBGYNs and other doctors are in league with one another to somehow manipulate their ultrasound machines into producing the heartbeat sounds.
Though Abrams has no medical training and no apparent qualifications that would place her word above decades of medical research and evidence, no one on the stage challenged her assertion. Several members of the panel vigorously nodded in approval as she made her off-the-wall claim.
Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams: "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."
REMINDER: Abrams supports NO LIMITS on abortion. pic.twitter.com/f7XxeqzfF6
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Making abortion a core theme of her latest campaign for Governor, Abrams’ heartbeat conspiracy theory comes the week after she told ABC’s The View that she supports abortion “until the time of birth,” a position that has rapidly become mandatory for all Democrats.
Interestingly enough, before she became a far-left, race-centric champion of Democrat efforts to take over Georgia, Abrams called herself pro-life.
Since the Supreme Court reversed Roe and handed jurisdiction over abortion back to the states, Democrats have become unhinged on the issue. In addition to terroristic attacks on pro-life organizations and a pro-abortion assassination attempt on Justice Brett Kavanaugh, every single Democrat in the US House of Representatives voted earlier this year to legalize taxpayer-funded abortion on demand nationwide up to the moment of birth.
Some of them, like former Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, have even come out in support of infanticide.