Conservatives aren’t letting freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y) run on “false” information regarding Alabama’s strictest and controversial abortion bill.
Alabama Republican state Senate lawmakers are looking to overturn Roe v. Wade as they sent the bill, Human Life Protection Act, off to the governor that would restrict most abortions, including rape and incest, which was then signed on Wednesday by Gov. Kay Ivey (R), as IJR News reported.
“To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God,” Ivey said in a statement.
Prior to the bill’s signing, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “Alabama lawmakers are making all abortions a felony punishable w jailtime,incl [sic] women victimized by rape+incest.”
This law would force children – 12 year olds – to carry a pregnancy by their rapist.
This law would force people w/ mental disabilities to carry pregnancy by rape to term.
This law forces people to be pregnant against their own consent. It’s horrifying.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 15, 2019
“Everything about this tweet by @AOC is false,” Caleb Hull tweeted, adding that women receiving abortions aren’t given time in jail, instead, the doctors face jail time “if they illegally perform abortions.”
“This is a lie,” Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles also took a swipe at Ocasio-Cortez.
“No woman upon whom an abortion is performed or attempted to be performed shall be criminally or civilly liable,” Section 5 of the bill reads. It adds that any licensed physician who performs an abortion due to serious health issues to the woman is also not “criminally or civilly liable for those actions.”
The bill, however, would make no expectation for pregnancies resulted by rape or incest.
Check out the reactions below:
Everything about this tweet by @AOC is false.
Women who receive abortions in Alabama do NOT face jail time under the new Heartbeat bill.
It is doctors who face prison if they illegally perform abortions and are convicted of a felony, not the pregnant women. https://t.co/JjCAMGSHMB
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 15, 2019
AOC's claim vs. Reality pic.twitter.com/s5NmJhYYlA
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 15, 2019
This is a lie.
"Section 5. No woman upon whom an abortion is performed or attempted to be performed shall be criminally or civilly liable. Furthermore, no physician confirming the serious health risk to the child's mother shall be criminally or civilly liable for those actions." https://t.co/b0ykPM2sGx
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) May 15, 2019
AOC is lying, again
Far-left Democrats like AOC support full-term abortion, allowing the baby to be killed up until the moment of birth
Abortion bans are about protecting the life of the unborn baby, which is a living being
It's not about religion or control. It's *science* pic.twitter.com/zAvIKajs9j
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 16, 2019
The world would make more sense to you if you understood that abortion restrictions, oppose them or support them, are really about the view that a fetus might be a child and therefore society has a duty to protect it. It’s not about control or even theology. It’s just about life. https://t.co/YdFvbw8oq7
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) May 16, 2019
After getting called out, Ocasio-Cortez attempted to blame Twitter’s 280-character limit and her critics for failing to pick up on “context clues” in her inaccurate tweet. Her critics, however, didn’t let her get away with it.
Check it out:
Ocasio-Cortez gets caught lying on the Alabama abortion bill, gets embarrassed, then quits debating pic.twitter.com/KFGrENDOFw
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 15, 2019
“For those saying that it is ‘Republican men’ that are leading the charge against abortion, Ivey is a woman,” Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra also noted.
The abortion bill will take effect six months following the governor’s signature.