Using a Fetus to Testify Against Abortion Can Backfire in Unexpected Ways


Say you were an anti-abortion group trying to use a nine-week-old fetus to make legislators support your bill outlawing heartbeat abortion. But when you got the fetus in front of the Ohio State Senate to “testify,” the heartbeat, which can show up after just eighteen days, was “only faintly audible and far from distinct.” And your little stunt ended up proving that using heartbeats as a legal standard for abortions is both “imprecise and unscientific.” That could be one of the ways fetus testimony backfires. [Jezebel]