August 9, 2022

Ladies, I don't know about you, but I'd probably want it to be over if I were pregnant for an entire year. Fifty-two weeks is a looong time compared to 40 weeks. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) sent a fundraising email claiming that if Republicans don't take back the Senate, Democrats will allow abortions up to 52 weeks.

"If we don't take back the Senate, Dems will pack the courts, give DC statehood, grant abortions up to 52 weeks, and Republicans will never win again," he wrote to supporters Monday, HuffPost's Amanda Terkel reports.

"A full-term pregnancy is approximately 40 weeks," Dr. Meera Shah, chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, told Terkel. "It is not logical or medically accurate to say that people can be pregnant at 52 weeks ― let alone be seeking an abortion. It is comments like this one that underscore exactly why medical decisions should not be made by politicians."

That shouldn't even have to be explained, and since Republican men keep coming up with some of the dumbest sh*t to say to take abortion rights away from women, they need to sit down. Because this is not acceptable:

A number of Republicans have made claims about pregnancy and abortion that aren’t backed up by science, raising questions about whether they should really be the ones deciding what people do with their bodies. Virginia GOP congressional candidate Yesli Vega doubted whether women can get pregnant after being raped. (Wrong.) Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Karrin Taylor Robson, who recently lost her primary, also said it was “extremely rare.” (Wrong again.)

Oh, and Republican women need to take a seat, too, please and thank you.

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