Stacey Abrams Claims Fetal Heartbeat Detection Is Conspiracy To Control Women’s Bodies

As the midterms draw near, Democrat candidate for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams is ramping up efforts to excite her leftist and pro-abortion base. She was recently captured on video even claiming that fetal heartbeats at six weeks are nothing more than a conspiracy theory.

She said, “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.”

Even as the self-proclaimed “party of science,” Democrats have no problem simply making things up as they go along if it fits their narrative of promoting legal protections for elective abortions in every case.

In reality, the Charlotte Lozier Institute has confirmed the actual science about fetal heartbeats. It shows that a “preborn baby’s heart is actively beating at 6 weeks and will have already beat nearly 16 million times by 15 weeks. In fact, at 6 weeks’ gestation, the baby’s heart rate is about 98 beats per minute, which can be easily detected by ultrasound.”

The Institute further confirms that a fetal heartbeat at 6 to 8 weeks of gestation correlates with a live birth rate in normal pregnancies of 98%. Also by six weeks, a baby’s brain has developed distinct regions for bodily functions, sensing stimuli, and moving and tracking objects.

Abrams is running for governor of the Peach State for a second time against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. A new poll conducted by Monmouth University shows that Kemp is extending his lead over the loser of the 2018 race less than two months away from election day.

Among likely Georgia voters, 49% said they “definitely” or “probably” will vote for Kemp, while Abrams saw about 45% of respondents express the same response for her.

When asked if they would “definitely not” vote for Abrams, 46% of respondents agreed. Only 37% said they would definitely not cast their ballot for Kemp.

On the abortion issue that Abrams has made a centerpiece of her campaign, 51% of poll respondents said that Georgia’s state abortion law is too strict, 12% said the law is not strict enough, and 25% were satisfied with the law as it stands.

The Georgia law that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is medically detected went into effect after the decision issued by the U.S. Supreme Court in June that overruled Roe v. Wade, returning the question of banning or restricting abortions to the states individually.