We’re a bit confused; as we just reported, Twitter noted that Stacey Abrams was trending for claiming men created a heartbeat sound for a six-week unborn baby to control women’s bodies. However, Twitter added some context, saying that NBC News had confirmed that “doctors agree one doesn’t exist during this early stage of pregnancy” (except for the doctors who chimed in and said yes, you can hear a heartbeat — cardiac activity if you please — at six weeks.
So what are we to make of this segment from NBC’s TODAY Show in which the hosts continually refer to a 32-week-old fetus as a “baby”? A lot of media outlets are covering this study Thursday, which aimed to understand “the earliest evidence for fetal abilities to sense and discriminate different flavors.”
These images from researchers show that babies in the womb can possibly react to flavor. pic.twitter.com/RVB7DsXNoc
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 22, 2022
Suddenly, the media knows what a baby is….
— SarahTheRoma🇺🇸 (@T00thpasteW0rds) September 22, 2022
"babies in the womb"
Screen shotting this for your next segment on abortion
— Cortney Weil (@cortneyweil) September 22, 2022
Thank you, sincerely, for calling them what they are.
— Matt Smethurst (@MattSmethurst) September 22, 2022
Pretty amazing for a clump of cells
— commonsense (@commonsense258) September 22, 2022
This is not science. Science is on the side of abortion. Therefore, this is not true. Trust the science people. Don't cling to your outdated beliefs.
— Joachim Pius Gotthard (@GotthardPius) September 22, 2022
Stacey Abrams just said a heartbeat at six weeks was special effects created to keep men in charge
— The Dank Knight 🦇 (@capeandcowell) September 22, 2022
A “baby” when it makes for a cute news story.
A “fetus” when justifying killing them. https://t.co/SfLwK6BMX6
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) September 22, 2022
“Baby in the womb”
Thank you for admitting this
— Kangmin Lee ✞ (@kangminjlee) September 22, 2022
But @staceyabrams might think that’s manufactured by men
— i think we know better (@IrrevrentNatSec) September 22, 2022
If they react that way to foods, it almost like they might even be able to feel pain. Imagine that…….
— 🚫Biden Thief in Chief (@GoldensRule13) September 22, 2022
Hey @staceyabrams you might want to look at this.
— Barrington Martin II (@_BarringtonII) September 22, 2022
Almost like the babies have their OWN personality to determine their OWN tastes separate from their mother. Hmmmmm.
— Gracia Livie (@gracialivie) September 22, 2022
Thank you for affirming that’s a baby in the womb.
— DebU (@stldebbie2011) September 22, 2022
I was told by very reliable people that these are just clumps of cells.
— Regan Teague, CFA (@reganteague) September 22, 2022
You guys are sooo close to getting it.
— Percival Cox, MD – Not a Biologist (@PerryCoxMD) September 22, 2022
The media has really slipped up, because the study they’re reporting on mentions only fetuses, not babies. Fortunately Democrats trust the science, as the House’s bill put no limits on abortion.
WaPo Fact Checker Glenn Kessler defends Stacey Abrams’ insane fetal heartbeat conspiracy theory with more bad science https://t.co/yeTPOwP4yW
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 22, 2022
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