Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in hot water this week over a “disturbing” tweet that she sent about abortion.
In response to Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signing legislation known as the “heartbeat bill,” which bans abortions in the state when the unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected, Ocasio-Cortez proved she knows absolutely nothing with her response.
“‘6 weeks pregnant’ = 2 weeks late on your period. Most of the men writing these bills don’t know the first thing about a woman’s body outside of the things they want from it. It’s relatively common for a woman to have a late period + not be pregnant. So this is a backdoor ban,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.
Of course, being six-weeks pregnant is a lot more than just being late on your period — ask any woman who’s miscarried or had a baby. At that time in a pregnancy, the unborn child is developing facial features and has a beating heart. Moreover, Ocasio-Cortez is misinformed about the authors of the legislation, a majority of whom are women, not men.
Several pro-life advocates immediately responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s abhorrent tweet.
Live Action founder Lila Rose uploaded a screenshot citing information that an unborn child’s development begins at six weeks.
“[Baby Center] explains a baby’s amazing development at 6 weeks: ‘The nose, mouth, and ears that you’ll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape…His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute…and blood is beginning to course through his body,’” she wrote.
The Daily Wire’s Emily Zanotti detailed the changes which occur both before and during six weeks gestation.
“Are people just unaware that changes happen in your body in the first 2-4 weeks of pregnancy? I might be more experienced with this given my fertility treatments/history, but there’s a whole hormonal shift that happens. It’s not just a random zygote just floating around in there,” said Zanotti. “A miscarriage at 6 weeks pregnant (four passed missed period) is pretty damn horrifying and emotionally scarring. It ain’t just a late and extremely heavy menstrual cycle.”
Blaze TV’s Allie Beth Stuckey noted that many of the bill’s supporters, such as herself, are women:
Another day, another outrageous comment made by Ocasio-Cortez.