Planned Parenthood changes website to match Stacey Abrams’ Heartbeat comments

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Planned Parenthood has quietly made changes to its website to reflect Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’ claim that babies have no detectable heartbeats at six weeks gestation, the Washington Examiner reported.

“There’s no heartbeat at six weeks,” Abrams said at an event at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center in Atlanta on Wednesday. “It’s a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body.”

Abrams, who trails his opponent Gov. Brian Kemp (R.) by 6.6 points in the polls, was speaking out against Georgia’s ‘heartbeat’ bill, which took effect in July and bans the most abortions once a heartbeat is detected, usually around six o’clock. weeks.

On Friday, Planned Parenthood changed its website, without any notice, to say that at five or six weeks pregnant “part of the embryo starts showing heart activity. It looks like a heartbeat on an ultrasound, but it is not fully-formed heart – it is the earliest stage of heart development.”

The webpage said “a very basic beating heart and circulatory system is developing,” according to the Internet Archive.

According to the National Library of Medicine, at five weeks, “a baby’s heart begins to grow” and at six weeks, “a baby’s heart continues to grow and is now beating at a steady rate.”

In a bid to make abortion a key issue in the November election, the abortion advocacy group plans to spend $50 million on Democratic campaigns as the economy remains the top concern for most voters.

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