Given recent political losses, most notably in the state of Ohio, the Pro-Life cause needs to emphasize the facts of abortion more widely. Here’s an article seeking to do just that.
The article criticizes Planned Parenthood and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for their stance on fetal heartbeats in relation to heartbeat laws. The ACOG had previously claimed that a recognizable fetal heartbeat only exists after the heart’s chambers have developed, typically around 17 to 20 weeks of gestation, they said. However, both medical evidence and Planned Parenthood’s own website acknowledged the development of a basic beating heart and circulatory system as early as 5-6 weeks.
The ACOG’s stance was incorrect, noting that the fetal heart is fully developed by around 9 weeks and the chambers form by the end of week 7. The ACOG has prioritized its political agenda over scientific facts. Their approach was not in the best interest of mothers or their unborn children. Courts should reject the influence of such medical interest groups in legal decisions regarding abortion laws.