Abortion giant Planned Parenthood has reportedly secretly edited its fact sheet on fetal development to change what appeared to support claims that fetuses do have a heartbeat after six weeks in the womb.

While it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when Planned Parenthood edited the language, Fox News noted that the group’s website says babies had heartbeats at six weeks as early as July 25 of this year. Life News also noticed the change on August 22.

“A very basic beating heart and circulatory system are developing,” the original fact sheet said in its “What Happens in Weeks 5-6” section.

The edited section now says: “Part of the embryo begins to show cardiac activity. It sounds like a heartbeat on ultrasound, but it’s not a fully formed heart – it’s the earliest stage of heart development.”

Planned Parenthood’s new fact sheet appears to conflict with the National Library of Medicine, which says five-week-old fetuses start developing “brain, spinal cord and heart” and then “beat at a regular rhythm” for six weeks.

“This can be seen with a vaginal ultrasound,” says the National Library of Medicine.

The UK National Health Service also stated that “the heart is forming a simple tubular structure” around week 5 and “[the] The baby already has some of its own blood vessels, and blood begins to circulate. “

The change was widely noted by conservatives on Thursday after Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams proposed that a fetal heartbeat is an “artificial sound” designed to control a woman’s body.

“There’s no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” Abrams said Wednesday. “It’s an artificial voice designed to convince people that men have the right to control women’s bodies.”

Abrams may have targeted a 2019 Georgia law that bans most abortions in the state after doctors can detect a fetal heartbeat, which usually happens around six weeks.

Since most women don’t learn of their pregnancy for the first six weeks, the law effectively bans all abortions in the Peach State.Although the law faced hurdles, it finally took effect this year after being overturned by the Supreme Court Roe v Wade.

Abrams promised in an interview with CNN that abortion would be “front and center” of her campaign.

“In the U.S., and certainly in Georgia, women are supposed to get full citizenship, but because of Brian Kemp’s 6-week ban, they’re deprived of that,” Abrams said. “We’re not only driving doctors and nurses out of the state, we’re potentially driving jobs away. Regardless of your political persuasion, this should be scary for anyone.”

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