Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is slamming the men behind the new abortion ban in Georgia. However the majority of the major sponsors of the legislation were women.
As LifeNews reported yesterday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the heartbeat abortion ban into law. The new law would protect unborn children from abortions as soon as their heartbeat is detectable. But Ocasio-Cortez is not happy.
In a sexist tweet on Twitter this morning, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that the men who are writing the heartbeat Bill don’t know anything about women’s bodies.
“Most of the men writing these bills don’t know the first thing about a woman’s body outside of the things they want from it. It’s relatively common for a woman to have a late period + not be pregnant,” she wrote.
“6 weeks pregnant” = 2 weeks late on your period.
Most of the men writing these bills don’t know the first thing about a woman’s body outside of the things they want from it. It’s relatively common for a woman to have a late period + not be pregnant.
So this is a backdoor ban. https://t.co/xWd9GAj51b
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 8, 2019
But four of the seven major sponsors of the legislation were women including the lead sponsor in the Senate, Senator Renee Unterman. In fact Unterman called passage of the legislation in the upper chamber of the Georgia legislature the “pinnacle of her legislative career.“
Unterman told the story of having a hysterectomy when she was in her 20s.
“I adopted two children and only by the courageous abilities of those birth mothers to give up those children,” she said. “That was my journey that started me on being so pro-life.”
Unterman went on to slam the Hollywood elites who threatened to boycott the state because of the heartbeat bill.
“We’re very proud of the movie industry,” she said. “But we have our values, and we’re going to protect our values. They knew when they came here what we are and who we are.”
And the rest of Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet misses the point. If a woman is not pregnant, she’s not going to have an abortion, ergo the law doesn’t apply to her. And if she is pregnant, it should be illegal to kill the baby at any point during pregnancy.