We know Jessica Valenti is compelled to tweet things like this, but if conservative men (and conservative women, and pro-lifers who aren’t conservative, and pro-choicers who have finally reached a threshold) are tweeting about nonexistent 40-week abortions and even “abortions” after delivery, it’s for a very good reason.
It's telling that conservative men are tweeting about nonexistent abortions at "40 weeks" or "outside the womb" (?!) as the GOP pushes deeply unpopular 6 week bans – it's a strategy to distract from the fact that they're trying to outlaw all abortion under any circumstances
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) January 31, 2019
"Outside the womb" sounds like actually murdering a baby, and I have not seen anyone advocating for that. Where do they come up with this stuff?
— Sara Hears a Who ? (@WaldorfSmaldorf) January 31, 2019
If you really cared about finding the answer to your question here, you’d scroll up about a dozen posts and click the link to the video of the governor saying exactly that
— Ryan Maxwell (@Sooner811) February 1, 2019
Virginia Democrats Kathy Tran and Gov. Ralph Northam are the ones who started the conversations on these topics this week, with Tran explaining (on video) that her bill would allow abortions right through the third trimester, all the way up to 40 weeks, and Northam explaining (on video) how infants who had been delivered would be “kept comfortable” while the mother and doctor reviewed their options.
So, yeah, it was probably those two videos out of Virginia, one after the other, that got people tweeting about 40-week abortions and infanticide.
They know that late term abortions are incredible rare and done to save women's lives or because of severe fetal abnormalities. But so long as people are talking about "abortion at nine months!" no one is thinking about the laws they're writing to mandate motherhood
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) January 31, 2019
Hang on now … if late-term abortions are done to save women’s lives, why did Tran’s bill include language about the mother’s mental health? Do women have life-endangering mental health issues that emerge during delivery? A lot of people were curious about that.
If it never happens, why was a VA delegate and Governor trying to legalize it? Leave it illegal, then. It won't affect anybody by your logic. https://t.co/9PrR56Ann8
— Right of Left (@RightOfLeft_TX) January 31, 2019
If abortion at 40 weeks is non-existent, why did @KathyKLTran say her bill allowed it? If letting infants die doesn’t happen, why did @GovernorVA double down on defending it? If both are nonexistent, why do you care if they’re legal? Also, hello, not a conservative man ?✌️ https://t.co/n0ZWUGHN85
— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) February 1, 2019
I'm not a man I'm pro life and if *you read* the bill it allows for abortion due to mental health. You take your baby killing self and SHUT UP and STOP LYING
— Laura Riddle (@AuthorLRiddle) February 1, 2019
If they were non-existent there wouldn’t be a bill designed to allow them. You’re a liar. Try actually reading the bill.
— Paul Reynolds (@PaulTReynolds) February 1, 2019
If there are not abortions at 40 weeks why does Virginia need the ability to abort a baby at a full term dilation?
— Daniel Girdusky (@dang90) February 1, 2019
If “non-existent”, why do they need legal protection? https://t.co/pbn51yKjbN
— Richard Blaine (@Play_It_Sam) February 1, 2019
Then why protect abortions at 40 weeks if they are "nonexistent," buttercup? https://t.co/TcuF5xLoWa
— JG (@JohnG405) February 1, 2019
Tweeting about it because what's happening is disgusting and evil. The only strategy at play in the debate about this is A) deny they said it, B) deny you heard it & run, or c) accuse those posting the video or exact quote as distorting what was said
— Michael Neary (@mlneary) February 1, 2019
Abortions at 40 weeks are exactly what Trans bill allowed and stats show late term abortions are actually deeply unpopular among the public. So any obfuscation on this is a strategy to distract from the fact that liberals want abortion on demand any time for any reason https://t.co/GikaLrEvXN
— Nicole Russell (@russell_nm) February 1, 2019
And your strategy is to distract from the fact that you want to legalize all abortion regardless of circumstance. It seems that there ought to be some common ground between these two positions, one that is domineering and another that is ghoulish. https://t.co/zAewcx3nm4
— Kirk (@rougblog) February 1, 2019
What happened to "safe legal and rare," the Bill Jeff standard from 1994?
Oh, right. Leftists like you pushed it every year so now a mother can decide, legally, after the kid is born, to murder it, even after it is detached.
Women like you hate children. That's how we got here. https://t.co/FSYEoe2uAz
— [Learned to Code] Josh (@edgewerk) February 1, 2019
So…how many weeks?
Don't just snipe…how many weeks a woman can be pregnant and still abort? You believe it's a number between 6 and 40?…what number?
If you say it depends on what each woman wants, you are the opposite of science, and your use of numbers is meaningless. https://t.co/vlEIyLKp80
— PHlooG (@phloog) February 1, 2019
Oh, she’s all for abortions at 40 weeks, but if you say they’re “nonexistent” then you don’t have to consider what it actually entails.
When you just lie https://t.co/YNJ6mZjCvY
— cugel,maybe (@CugelM) February 1, 2019
The jubilant cheering in New York State chamber when law passed is all I needed to see
— Jim C. (@JimmyC1967) February 1, 2019
Lies. Its not just 'conservative men', its people from ALL walks of life, including me, a black woman who are tweeting our disgust at this evil.
— Winnie Churchill (@WinnieChurchil3) January 31, 2019
It's telling that you crawfish over Tran's on the record words and try as you might to cast a "conservative men" insult over blatantly expressed infanticide https://t.co/h8tC39C5hp
— DaveinTexas (@DaveinTexas) February 1, 2019
This is written with the expectation that conservative men ought to be ashamed of themselves for aiming to do this.
I'm happy to own it. https://t.co/xvfynQi4Ki
— Michael Haugen (@HaugenATX) February 1, 2019
So those videos of Tran and Northam were just distractions … conservatives pounced, we guess.
‘Lord have mercy’! Virginia Democrats openly advocate for infanticide in shocking, ‘stomach-churning’ footage https://t.co/MHtSscMLWS
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 30, 2019