Stacey Abrams, who lost the Georgia governor’s race to Brian Kemp in 2018, is running again. In an event in Atlanta last week, the abortion advocate said that “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.”
Tell that to hopeful mothers hearing their baby’s heartbeat on ultrasound in those early weeks. Do a search on YouTube for “baby’s heartbeat six weeks” and see what you find. What Abrams said is not true. Doctors can detect heartbeats in unborn babies as early as six weeks.
Abrams opposes Georgia’s pro-life law that bans abortions if a doctor detects a heartbeat. This is the kind of thing leftists say to get votes. Politicians will say and do alarming things, untruthful things, to get elected to office. Truth has little to do with it. But to everyday Americans, especially those calling themselves Christians, truth is all that matters.
— Grazie Christie, M.D. (@GChristiemd) September 22, 2022
So it’s not surprising that the world’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, quietly changed the language on its website.
Planned Parenthood acknowledged that at 5-6 weeks, a “very basic beating heart and circulatory system develop.” After Abrams’s remarks, the abortion mill changed the language to this: “A part of the embryo starts to show cardiac activity. It sounds like a heartbeat on an ultrasound, but it’s not a fully-formed heart — it’s the earliest stage of the heart developing.”
It’s interesting to note that Planned Parenthood didn’t say that the sound isn’t a heartbeat. “It sounds like a heartbeat on an ultrasound, but it’s not a fully-formed heart” isn’t the same as, “There is no heartbeat.”
King David wrote about how thoroughly God knows His creation. He knitted us together in our mothers’ wombs. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. No part of us is hidden from our Creator. “Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed,” David wrote. “And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.”
Our Creator imbued us with a soul. Each child conceived is a creation of the Creator God. The truth is that doctors can hear something on those ultrasounds — a regular beat indicating that blood is pumping through the body. Even if doctors could not hear an unborn baby’s heartbeat, the believer knows that child is fashioned by God, a precious soul that a woman is tasked to protect. For the Christian, there’s no getting around the truth.
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