Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called Georgia’s new “heartbeat” abortion bill a backdoor ban on the procedure and compared a 6-week fetus to having a late period.
The New York Democrat also called the bill scientifically ignorant and said men only know women’s biology as it relates to sexual conquest.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill this week that would ban abortion if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.
A stunned Ms. Ocasio-Cortez wrote Wednesday on Twitter: “‘6 weeks pregnant’ = 2 weeks late on your period.”
“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. https://t.co/xWd9GAj51b
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 8, 2019
“It’s relatively common for a woman to have a late period + not be pregnant,” she continued.
“If you were sexually assaulted (stress delays cycle), took a morning-after pill (throws off cycle), or have an irregular cycle, you’d have no idea” you were pregnant, she wrote. “There are a TON of ways this law ignores basic biology.”
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said that six weeks is early in a pregnancy is something men don’t understand, thinking only about what “they want.”
“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,” she fumed.
Liz Wheeler, a host at the conservative OANN news network, accused Ms. Ocasio-Cortez of trivializing unborn life, posting a photo of a human being at that age.
“This is ‘two weeks late on your period.”‘Two weeks late has arms & legs forming, fingers & toes, & a heartbeat!” she replied.
This is “two weeks late on your period.” Two weeks late has arms & legs forming, fingers & toes, & a heartbeat! pic.twitter.com/5tN7JYxf19
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) May 8, 2019
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