Abortion giant Planned Parenthood has reportedly released a stealth version of its fetal development factsheet to change the language, appearing to support the idea that fetuses do indeed have a heartbeat after six weeks in the uterus. uterus.
While it’s hard to determine exactly when Planned Parenthood published the language, Fox News noted that the organization’s website said babies had heartbeats at six weeks as early as July 25 of this year. Life News also noted the change on August 22.
“A very basic beating heart and circulatory system are developing,” the original fact sheet stated in its “what happens in week 5-6” section.
The edited section now says the following: “Part of the embryo begins to show cardiac activity. It looks like a heartbeat on an ultrasound, but it’s not a fully formed heart – it’s the earliest stage of heart development.
Planned Parenthood’s new fact sheet appears to conflict with the National Library of Medicine, which says five-week-old fetuses have a “brain, spinal cord, and heart” that begin to develop, which “then beat at a regular rate” around six weeks.
“This can be seen on vaginal ultrasound,” explains the National Library of Medicine.
The UK’s National Health Service also states that “the heart forms as a simple tube-like structure” around the fifth week and “[the] baby already has some of his own blood vessels and blood is starting to flow.
Conservatives widely noticed the change on Thursday after Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams suggested that fetal heartbeats are a “manufactured sound” designed to control a woman’s body.
The Planned Parenthood website was quietly updated today to remove the fact that a baby has a heartbeat at 5-6 weeks
TRUST SCIENCE NO MATTER OF TIMES WE MODIFY IT TO FIT OUR NARRATIVE! pic.twitter.com/ppYP97YQov
— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) September 22, 2022
“There’s no heartbeat at six weeks,” Abrams said Wednesday. “It’s a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body.”
Abrams was likely taking aim at the 2019 Georgia law that banned most abortions in the state after doctors were able to detect a fetal heartbeat, which typically occurs around six weeks.
Since most women do not learn they are pregnant within the first six weeks, the law effectively prohibits all abortions in the state of Peach. Although the law encountered many hurdles, it finally went into effect this year after the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade.
Speaking to CNN, Abrams promised abortion would be “front and center” in his campaign.
“Women deserve full citizenship in the United States and certainly in the state of Georgia, and they are denied it because of Brian Kemp’s 6-week ban,” Abrams said. “We’re not just chasing doctors and nurses out of state, we’re probably going to chase jobs. And that should be terrifying to anyone, regardless of your political persuasion.