Another ignorant GQPer who doesn’t know how things work: Rep. Tim Scott claims the Democratic Party want abortions up to 52 weeks

Let’s just start with a simple biology lesson: Human pregnancies last for about 40 weeks.

In his latest gloom and doom, grifting email sent to his subscribers on Monday, Representative Tim Scott (Idiot-SC) painted ‘a very dark picture for the GOP if the party doesn’t win back the Senate in November.’

“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.”

Chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Dr. Meera Shah, told HuffPost, “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.”

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.)

Some Republicans, including Scott, have pushed legislation that would protect babies born after a botched abortion. These measures, which could turn doctors into criminals, are unnecessary because, as Vox has explained, “a live birth after an abortion attempt is an extremely unlikely scenario” and “laws already exist to protect an infant in this instance anyway.”

But politically, bills such as the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act serve the political purpose of raising questions about whether Democrats support third-trimester abortions, a rare procedure and a very small percentage of abortions nationwide.

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