Planned Parenthood Quietly Edits Website About Fetal Development – Calls Baby’s Heartbeat “Cardiac Activity”
The Gateway Pundit previously reported that Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams can be seen spouting lies and misinformation about fetal heartbeats alongside other speakers in a newly released video.
“There is no such thing as a heartbeat,” Abrams claimed.
“It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body away from her,” she said.
Watch the video below:
Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams: “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.”
REMINDER: Abrams supports NO LIMITS on abortion. pic.twitter.com/f7XxeqzfF6
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 22, 2022
According to American Pregnancy, “between 5 ½ to 6 ½ weeks, a fetal pole or even a fetal heartbeat may be detected by vaginal ultrasound. The fetal pole is the first visible sign of a developing embryo. If a vaginal ultrasound is done and no fetal pole or cardiac activity is seen, another ultrasound scan should be done in 3-7 days.”
“Generally, from 6 ½ -7 weeks is the time when a heartbeat can be detected and viability can be assessed. A normal heartbeat at 6-7 weeks would be 90-110 beats per minute. The presence of an embryonic heartbeat is an assuring sign of the health of the pregnancy. Once a heartbeat is detected, the chance of the pregnancy continuing ranges from 70-90% dependent on what type of ultrasound is used.”
Radiologist Pradheep J. Shanker, who also refuted the claims made by Abrams, has a great explanation about fetal heartbeats via a series of tweets.
“Dr. Stacey Abrams, MD has thoughts, people. Stacey Abrams if you wish to be educated, I’d be more than happy to show you the actual heartbeat of a six-week-old fetus. It’s not an imaginary thing, no matter how much you want it to be,” Shanker wrote.
“Is the fetal heart fully developed? OF COURSE NOT. But it is still contracting, in the process of its development. I could go through the embryology of this…but I hated embryology. Note that by five weeks, the fetal heart has four chambers, an aortic tract, and contracts.”
Is the fetal heart fully developed? OF COURSE NOT. But it is still contracting, in the process of its development.
I could go through the embryology of this…but I hated embryology. Note that by five weeks, the fetal heart has four chambers, an aortic tract, and contracts. pic.twitter.com/NVvttwkY3C
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) September 22, 2022
Now, Planned Parenthood has subtly modified its previous statements regarding fetal development, now claiming that there is no heartbeat between weeks five and six of pregnancy.
Planned Parenthood’s website was quietly updated today to remove that a baby has a heartbeat at 5-6 weeks
TRUST THE SCIENCE NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES WE CHANGE IT TO FIT OUR NARRATIVE! pic.twitter.com/ppYP97YQov
— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) September 22, 2022
Yahoo News reported:
Abortion provider Planned Parenthood stealth-edited its language about fetal development, now asserting that there is no heartbeat between weeks five and six of gestation.
The changes made to the organization’s website were noticed Thursday after Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams claimed that there is no such thing as a six-week heartbeat.
As recently as July 25 of this year, Planned Parenthood stated that in the fifth and sixth weeks of gestation “a very basic beating heart and circulatory system develop” within the fetus.
Pro-life news outlet Life News noted the change at the end of August.
Now, Planned Parenthood instead claims that at five to six weeks “a part of the embryo starts to show cardiac activity.”
The website goes out of its way to differentiate this “cardiac activity” from a “heartbeat.”
“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,” the organization now claims.
Twitter users responded to the claims that there’s no heartbeat at 6 weeks of pregnancy.
Michele Tafoya wrote, “When my (male) doctors told me they could no longer hear my baby’s heartbeat… as I lost pregnancy after pregnancy… Was that fake, too? Did they manufacture the absence of my baby’s heartbeat in order to force me to terminate the pregnancy?”
Another user commented, “Please stop lying!!! I am a fertility nurse and there is definitely a REAL heartbeat at 6 weeks. The sound produced by the ultrasound machine may be created artificially, BUT you can see the heart beating on the screen!! You can even count the heart rate.”
According to experts, the term “fetal heartbeat” is misleading and medically inaccurate.
Democrats and health experts are now saying that the sound which is being heard is being created by the machine, based on the electrical activity it senses.
“The flickering that we’re seeing on the ultrasound that early in the development of the pregnancy is actually electrical activity, and the sound that you ‘hear’ is actually manufactured by the ultrasound machine,” said Dr. Verma, who works at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Democrats always say “trust the science,” but they only mean it when it benefits them politically.