Georgia Gov. Candidate Stacey Abrams Claims Fetal Heartbeats are Manufactured to Promote Patriarchy

What lengths are politicians willing to go to secure the people’s vote? One gubernatorial candidate has resorted to bald-faced lies, denying decades of documented science to further her own agenda.

Despite not having any children of her own, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, 48, has claimed that a six-week-old baby’s heartbeat is manufactured to promote patriarchy. She proclaimed: “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.”

Any mother who’s had an ultrasound can attest to hearing their baby’s heartbeat, but Abrams is not convinced.

She spoke at an event at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, apparently referencing Georgia’s pro-life law that was passed when Roe v. Wade was overturned.

The Living Infants Fairness and Equality (Life) Act, sometimes known as the “heartbeat bill,” forbids abortions whenever a fetal heartbeat is found, sometimes as early as six weeks. Exceptions are made for rape and incest as long as a police report has been made, situations where the mother’s life is endangered, or the baby has a severe condition rendering it inviable.

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