Democrat Congressman's Tweet Gets Fact-Checked Into Oblivion Over What An Early Pregnancy Looks Like
Last week, a Texas judge halted the FDA approval of the abortion pill, which essentially banned the sale of the drug nationwide. Which is amazing news. The decision was based on the questionable safety of the drug - meaning, a drug sold to kill unborn humans actually might not be *totally* safe. Imagine that.
Anywho, Rep. Ted Lieu had some thoughts on the decision, none of which were accurate. Lieu tweeted out photos of a white tissue looking substance and wrote, "Mifepristone is for abortions of less than 10 weeks. Below are pictures of pregnancies at 6, 7, 8, and 9 weeks. Are those pictures of human beings? I don’t know. But I do know this: that decision should be made by the woman, not by GOP politicians or religious fanatic judges."
\u201cMifepristone is for abortions of less than 10 weeks. Below are pictures of pregnancies at 6, 7, 8, and 9 weeks.\n\nAre those pictures of human beings? I don\u2019t know. But I do know this: that decision should be made by the woman, not by GOP politicians or religious fanatic judges.\u201d— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu) 1680969577
I have never been pregnant myself, but I am aware of what a developing child in the womb looks like. As is anyone with access to Google and able to type the word "ultrasound". Including Ted Lieu. Since we have all been blessed with this ability, we know that a developing baby does not, in fact, look like a blob of Kleenex.
What Lieu tweeted out was a photo of the gestational sac, inside of which the baby develops. These photos originated from the pro-abortion organization called Mya Network. Their entire mission seems to be dehumanizing unborn babies in the womb by deconstructing early pregnancy and claiming the child is just "tissue," and doesn't actually have a fully formed heart. This is quite an empty argument, because, of course the child doesn't have a fully formed heart. It's 8 weeks old. It's literally growing. Does the lack of an adult heart mean we can kill it?
Here is what a child actually looks like at this early stage of the pregnancy:
So no, not a wad of Kleenex. But honestly, even if the child did look like a wad of Kleenex at that stage, would it matter? Does that mean we can and should kill it? Pro-abortion arguments based on the appearance of an unborn child are simply aimed at dehumanizing the child. Just like every genocide in the history of time. But really, all that matters is the fact that the child is an autonomous human being deserving of the right to live.
Lily is a Zoomer college dropout who somehow landed a writing gig here at LwC.com. In her spare time, she enjoys going for runs, touching grass, and occasionally tweeting tweets for fellow tweeters.
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