About two minutes after resurfaced video showed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams making the absurd claim that fetal heartbeats were nothing more than "manufactured sound," Planned Parenthood quietly revised its website on Thursday to remove the fact that a baby has a detectable heartbeat at 5-6 weeks.
On its web page vaguely describing fetal development, the nation's largest abortion provider scrubbed a line that had previously explained how "[a] very basic beating heart and circulatory system develop" at 5-6 weeks into a pregnancy.
Now, the site reads: "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."
Planned Parenthood's website was quietly updated today to remove that a baby has a heartbeat at 5-6 weeks— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) September 22, 2022
TRUST THE SCIENCE NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES WE CHANGE IT TO FIT OUR NARRATIVE! pic.twitter.com/ppYP97YQov
Which, to laypeople trying to make sense of that gobbledegook, is the left's way of saying, "Yeah, it's a heart - we just don't want to call it that."
Because, as always, the "trust the science" crowd love nothing more than to change the definition of words when the science doesn't fit their narrative, be it about basic gender and biology, climate change, or the fact that a human being is its own distinct life form from the moment of conception.
It's a simple scientific fact, however inconvenient, that a baby has a heartbeat detectable on an ultrasound at 5-6 weeks into a pregnant. I'd know - I've carried two, and watched both their heartbeats plain as day on a black-an-white screen, described verbatim to me by the ultrasound tech as "the heartbeat." And, since Planned Parenthood has chosen to split this particular hair, of course it's a developing heart - the entire baby is still developing. Just as the bones of a toddler are still developing. Just like the prefrontal cortex of a teenager is still developing. As humans, our bodies are constantly developing, changing, and eventually deteriorating.
It's called life, y'all.
But being in a particular stage of development has no bearing on life, humanness, or personhood. It does, however, affect laws against infanticide, and in turn affects Planned Parenthood's multi-million-dollar bottom line - which, if we're being honest, is really what their crusade has always been about.