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  •  About that so-called "heartbeat" (4+ / 0-)

    Before the end of the second trimester, the noise that the anti-choicers are calling a “heartbeat” is nothing more than a muscular tube contracting, a muscular tube that might be a heart someday. It's simply a dry run; nothing is flowing through it because it's not developed, doesn't look like a heart, doesn't act like a heart because it's not a heart.

    They've used a high-sensitivity microphone to record and magnify the miniscule sound those contractions make and are preying on people's ignorance of human biology by calling that magnified sound a “heartbeat.”  It's not only deliberately deceptive, it's an outright lie but no one seems to be challenging them on it, including liberals, and that drives me crazy.

    Still and always true:  tell a big enough lie enough times and people will accept it as fact.

    To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men. -Abraham Lincoln

    by Eyesbright on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 11:27:09 AM PDT

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