After the state of Alabama passed a bill recently effectively banning abortion, this raw and ongoing debate has once again come into sharp focus in American politics. If the bill becomes law it will be the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S, and make criminals of any doctor who performs the procedure, even in cases of incest and rape.

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Conservative commentator Liz Wheeler, pictured above, is a strong proponent of the law and has made it a personal mission to “expose liberal hypocrisy” when it comes to abortion. She recently tweeted the image of a six-week-old embryo alongside the words “This is “two weeks late on your period.” Two weeks late has arms & legs forming, fingers & toes, & a heartbeat!”

Wheeler’s tweet was in response to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who referred to another controversial case, Georgia’s “heartbeat bill,”  when saying that “6 weeks pregnant” could equal just “2 weeks late on your period.”

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Wheeler clearly wanted to demonstrate the advanced development of the embryo, highlighting its already familiar human features to invoke a sense of ‘murder’ by terminating an embryo at this stage. Twitter user Emily M wasn’t having it, however, and replied with a reasoning more in line with accepted scientific findings.

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Other people quickly joined in, giving their own opinions on this most controversial and divisive topic, one that has settled firmly along partisan lines. Sadly, it seems that much of the rational discussion has disappeared from this debate, with Republicans overwhelmingly anti-abortion and Democrats strongly pro-choice. The result is both sides shouting at each other, with little calm, evidence-based logic emerging. Because of the heavy involvement of religious belief, as well as the definition of ‘life’ and when it begins being so subjective, it is sure to remain this way for some time to come.

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