Abortionists have always contended that ultrasounds and medical equipment lie to us. They would have us believe that a small person with arms and legs, hands and feet, and working pain receptors is not a human being. Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams claims that a baby’s heartbeat is manufactured to control women. Scientists tend to disagree.
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
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 22, 2022
Abrams isn’t the only one to claim that “fetal heartbeat” is a myth. National Public Radio released an article in 2020 responding to the Texas Heartbeat Act banning abortions after a baby has a heartbeat. An OB-GYN doctor claimed that the bill is “misleading” because a baby’s heart doesn’t yet have valves that open and close. She says that’s not what you see when the baby’s heart starts beating around week 5 or sooner. “What we’re really detecting is a grouping of cells that are initiating some electrical activity.”
But is that true? The overwhelming medical consensus says no.
Medical News Daily proposes that the heart starts beating around weeks 5-6. The Charlotte Lozier Institute reports that it can actually be as early as 22 days. An Oxford study from 2016 indicated that the heart really starts beating after only 21 days.
The vast majority of scientists and doctors consider a fetal heartbeat a baby’s heartbeat. After all, it’s activity in the child’s chest cavity where their heart is developing. It is a cadence that will eventually develop into the opening and closing of chambers in the heart itself. There is only one reason to claim that this heartbeat isn’t real: to justify killing a child.