This morning LiveAction.org released the 1st video in its new “Rosa Acuna Project” investigative series against Planned Parenthood. The focus of this exposé is PP’s disinformation tactics when “counseling” abortion vulnerable mothers about their pregnancies.

First, bear in mind, as per LA’s press release, “WI informed consent law requires that women receive medically accurate information before undergoing an abortion.” Whoops, this WI PP must have missed that memo….


The abortion industry fights tooth and nail against providing scripted, state approved informed consent information. Obviously, they prefer creative license, as we see in this video, taken at the Planned Parenthood in Appleton, WI.
In it the PP counselor responds to the question, “Does it have a heartbeat?” with, “Heart tones are at 7 weeks. Heart beat is when the fetus is active in the uterus – can survive – which is about 17 or 18 weeks.”
“Heart tones” vs “heartbeat” – that’s a new one.
Actually, heart “tones” refer to the sounds made when the heart beats. As a nurse I listened for fetal heart tones on the monitor or on ultrasound. Wikipedia is 1 of several sources explaining this:

The heart sounds are the noises (sound) generated by the beating heart and the resultant flow of blood through it. This is also called a heartbeat….
The first heart tone, or S1, forms the “lubb” of “lubb-dub”….
The second heart tone, or S2, forms the “dub” of “lubb-dub”….

Wiki in another spot:

The closing of the mitral and tricuspid valves… at the beginning of ventricular systole cause the first part of the “lub-dub” sound made by the heart as it beats. Formally, this sound is known as the First Heart Tone, or S1….

Here’s another source.
2nd, the PP counselor misinformed on when a baby’s heart begins beating, even as she called it a “heart tone.”
pbs diagram fetal heart, planned parenthood, appleton, wisconsin, abortion.gifThe Live Action video cited National Geographic as stating, “The heart begins beating at 3 weeks and 1 day following fertilization.” Plenty of sources corroborate the fetal heart begins beating at 21-22 days, like Dr. Spock or Answers.com. Even the PBS diagram of a 3-week-old preborn baby at right even shows the newly developed heart.
Clearly the PP counselor was trying to parse, but she even got her parsing wrong, somehow conniving the heart beating with mid-term fetal activity. But as my Human Anatomy and Physiology textbook states:

During the 4th week of development… By this time… the heart is beating and forcing blood through blood vessels….

So the heart even at this incredibly early stage of development is doing its job.
The PP counselor went on to spout pure gobbledygook. I have no idea what her point was, nor did she, I’m sure:

Heart tones is a cardiac activity, but it is not a beat on your own – that you would survive outside the uterus. Obviously if a fetus at 10 weeks could survive outside the uterus, you wouldn’t be pregnant for 40 weeks.

I also loved how the PP counselor and abortionist denied we were talking about aborting a baby here.
Great video. Perfect to intersect Abby Johnson’s revelations with actual demonstrable findings.

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