One of the nation’s largest providers of abortion altered a webpage on pregnancy after the Democrat Georgia gubernatorial candidate claimed that a fetus does not have a heartbeat at six weeks.
“There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” Stacey Abrams, the Democrat, said during a Sept. 21 event in Atlanta while speaking against abortion restrictions. “It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body.”
Many people responded online by pointing at the Planned Parenthood’s website. This organization advocates for and performs abortifactions throughout the country.
“What happens during week 5–6?” the Planned Parenthood webpage on early pregnancy said. “A very basic beating heart and circulatory system develop.”
According to archived pages, the page was modified after Abrams made her comments.
It now says: “A part of the embryo starts to show cardiac activity. It sounds like a heartbeat on an ultrasound, but it’s not a fully-formed heart—it’s the earliest stage of the heart developing.”
Planned Parenthood didn’t immediately respond to our request for comment.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican running for reelection in Georgia, signed a 6-week abortion ban known as a Fetal Heartbeat Law in 2019. The law was passed in…