Stacey Abrams asserted that fetal heartbeats are a “manufactured sound” that men use to “take control of a woman’s body” and restrict abortion rights.
A new video emerging on social media shows the Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia expressing her most recent views on abortion.
She stated, “There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks.” It is a produced sound intended to persuade others that men have the right to govern a woman’s body.
The once pro-life Abrams attacked laws prohibiting abortions after six weeks, when doctors may detect “fetal heartbeats.”
The word refers to the electrical signal captured by ultrasound devices due to electrical activity in a fetus, not a genuine heartbeat caused by the opening and closing of cardiac valves.
This revelation comes one week after Abrams declared on The View that she favors abortions “till the moment of birth” in certain instances.
Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia (second from the left), stated that she believes embryonic heartbeats are a’manufactured sound’ meant to restrict abortion rights.
Abrams attacked the state’s contentious “Heartbeat Law,” which prohibits most abortions after six weeks, when a doctor may detect a baby heartbeat.
Georgia is one of nine states that have reinstated or are attempting to revive their contentious ‘Heartbeat Laws’ since the Supreme Court’s summer decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The majority of abortions in Georgia are prohibited after six weeks, when a doctor can detect the embryonic heartbeat. Since most women are unaware of their pregnancy until six weeks, the law essentially prohibits all abortions.
Last week on The View, Abrams, who stated she was raised pro-life, expressed her new views on abortion.
When questioned by the show’s new conservative host, Alyssa Farah Griffin, if she believed there should be restrictions on abortion, Abrams responded, “Viability is the measure, and if a woman’s health or life is in jeopardy, viability continues until the time of birth.”
Abrams noted that abortion is a “medical decision, not a political one” and that state-imposed restrictions on the procedure are “arbitrary.”
Abrams’ past opinion on the issue, in which she lambasted a college acquaintance who was considering having an abortion, is radically different from her current stance.
According to a profile on Abrams published in The New York Times, her beliefs evolved after she began to consider a bid for office.
In August, she stated on CNN’s State of the Union that she began to reconsider her religious background and pro-life stance in college.
I was against abortion prior to enrolling in college. There, I met a buddy who shares my religious beliefs, and we began discussing what reproductive care and abortion care are in reality,’ she said.
Abrams told the presenters of The View last week that she favors abortions ’till the moment of birth’ in certain situations, stating that the issue is medical and not political.
Less than 50 days remain until the midterm elections, according to a recent survey, Republican Brian Kemp has an eight-point lead against Democrat Stacey Abrams.
This week, Abrams prioritized abortion rights in her campaign against Governor Brian Kemp, whom she lost to in 2018 while claiming the election was stolen.
“Women deserve full citizenship in the United States and most certainly in the state of Georgia, and Brian Kemp’s 6-week prohibition denies them this,” she told CNN.
Kemp has repeatedly backed the six-week abortion ban and stated that he would not for the election to be centered on abortion, but rather the economy.
According to the most recent Quinnipiac survey, 50 percent of respondents support Kemp, the Republican candidate for governor, while 48 percent support Abrams.
The poll is significantly more positive than one conducted by the local Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which placed Abrams at 42 percent and Kemp at 50 percent of voter support.
While 57 percent of voters wanted to know the candidate’s stance on abortion, the overwhelming majority of 41 percent said inflation was the most important issue confronting Georgia, while only 12 percent said the same about abortion.