New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got caught in a lie about the Alabama abortion bill and did gymnastics to get out of it when she got torched.
“Alabama lawmakers are making all abortions a felony punishable w jailtime,incl women victimized by rape+incest.” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted.
“Of course, no added punishments for rapists. It’s going to @GovernorKayIvey‘s desk. She will decide the future of women’s rights in Alabama,” she said.
AOC posted this tweet before Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the bill into law in a move that sent pro-abortion advocates into a frenzy.
It is the most restrictive anti-abortion bill in the nation and even some on the pro-life side have stated that the law is too extreme.
But nowhere in the law does it say what Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says it does. Women will not be punished or prosecuted for having an abortion.
“This is a lie. Under no circumstances would women be jailed for abortions. The abortionist would be penalized.” One America News anchor Liz Wheeler said.
“Tell the truth, @AOC. You’re trying to scare women into supporting abortion. Why don’t you tell the truth & see if women support your extreme abortion agenda then?” She posted.
“It’s a felony punishable by jail, incl cases of women pregnant by rape or incest. Twitter is 280 chars – read the context clues in grammar of the tweet.” Ocasio-Cortez fired back.
“But good to know you’re here to promote criminalizing medical providers aiding victims of rape and incest! 👍🏽 good job,” she added.
“280 characters is plenty of room to tell truth. It’d never be a felony for women. Period,” Wheeler shot back at the 29-year-old.
“It’s despicable to use victims of child rape as justification for 1M abortions every year… because you Dems aren’t seeking exemption for rape/incest, you want all abortion legal always,” she said.
“Actually it would be a felony for women – if those women are medical providers. See? According to your own semantic standard, you “lied.” Replied AOC.
“We can fact-check obvious semantics all day and make absurd bad faith claims if that’s how you want be. But I have better uses for my time,” Ocasio-Cortez said, running from the argument after she got destroyed.
“Abortion is a death sentence for innocent unborn women, do you care? This is what leftstis do: when they’re trapped in their lies they claim “bad faith” as an excuse to run away.” Wheeler responded.
“Instead, why don’t you answer this: when does life begin? And what right do we have to end that life?” She added.