A doctor slammed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams of Georgia on Fox News Thursday afternoon for Abrams’ comments about fetal heartbeats.
“I am waiting to see what happens on social media, waiting for those warning signs of misinformation, because this is an outright lie,” Dr. Nicole Saphier, a radiologist, told the “Outnumbered” panel. “Facts matter, especially when you’re talking to people, especially when you’re in politics and you want people’s votes. People will believe what you have to say.” (RELATED: ‘This Is Science’: Doctor Criticizes Stacey Abrams Over Fetal Heartbeat Comments)
Abrams claimed during a campaign event Tuesday that Georgia’s “heartbeat” legislation was “a lie,” later claiming that “there is no such thing” as a heartbeat six weeks after a pregnancy and, in instead, he argued that the sound was “manufactured” by an ultrasound. machine. Abrams opposed the legislation when Georgia passed the abortion law in 2019.
“It’s a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body,” Abrams said during the event, later claiming that six weeks pregnant was too early for a woman to know. that she was pregnant. pregnant.
“I’m going to tell the truth and point out that it’s a complete lie, so around three weeks after gestation, after conception, the heart of the heart cells start to contract rhythmically, so actually, the heart starts beating at three. weeks,” Saphier said. “Yes, you can start to see the heartbeat 5 to 6 weeks after conception on ultrasound, but that’s just because it’s so small and because of all the other structures in the way, but that heart contracts very easily from the beginning. It’s not a conspiracy, it has nothing to do with what she’s talking about, and I think she should be held accountable for the lies that come out of her mouth.”
Abrams did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.
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