Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is off her rocker, but what else is new...
The "Squad" member spoke about the new Texas "heartbeat" bill which bans most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. AOC declared that the bill is an example of "rape culture" and an attack on "menstruating people."
“I don’t know if he is familiar with a menstruating person’s body. In fact, I do know that he’s not familiar with a female or menstruating person’s body because if he did, he would know that you don’t have six weeks,” she told CNN's Anderson Cooper.
“I’m sorry we have to break down Biology 101 on national television, but in case no one has informed him before in his life, six weeks pregnant means two weeks late for your period,’” AOC continued. “And two weeks late on your period for any person — any person with a menstrual cycle — can happen if you’re stressed, if your diet changes, or for really no reason at all. So you don’t have six weeks.”
Daily Wire reports:
Ocasio-Cortez ignored the idea that a “menstruating person” who was experiencing a two-week-late period could take an at-home pregnancy or get a more comprehensive exam at a clinic in order to rule out stress and diet.
The term “menstruating person,” of course, refers to transgender individuals and those who claim to be “non-binary,” meaning they may be biologically female but do not identify fully as either “male” or “female.” Women who have transitioned to male and those who choose not to ascribe themselves to the gender binary, the theory goes, could still have periods and get pregnant, but are not “women.”
She doubled down on the argument just hours later on Twitter.
“The Supreme Court and GOP’s coordinated attack on Roe v Wade isn’t only about abortion rights – it’s also an attack on our overall right to privacy. Roe v Wade allowed SCOTUS to overturn state laws that criminalized private, consensual acts that especially targeted LGBT+ people,” she tweeted.
AOC added, “The gutting of Roe v Wade imperils every menstruating person in the US, every person who engages in sex, and every person who values our constitutional right to privacy. Just one reason Roe isn’t a ‘women’s issue’ beyond the fact that people who aren’t women can menstruate too!”
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