Correction: Editors have corrected the first paragraph to show that the doctor later explained she was referring in the tweet to cutting the fetus’ umbilical cord, which is legal, not the vocal cord as interpreted by Twitter and reported on here.
An abortion doctor recently sent a tweet interpreted by many to say she cut the throats of fetuses so they can’t scream, angering many who are pro-life. The doctor later clarified the procedure in another tweet – now deleted – saying that she was referring to the umbilical cord, not the vocal cord.
“Abortion provider” Leah Torres tweeted:
You know fetuses can’t scream, right? I transect the cord 1st so there’s really no opportunity, if they’re even far enough along to have a larynx.
I won’t apologize for performing medicine. I’m also a “uterus ripper outer,” if that’s how you’d like to describe hysterectomy. https://t.co/lng0W3ta5J
— Leah Torres, MD (@LeahNTorres) March 11, 2018
Ben Shapiro responded:
This is like a James Bond villain explaining his plan to 007, but a lot less self-aware. https://t.co/JzRB08t8jK
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 14, 2018
Shapiro wasn’t the only one horrified with this description of abortion:
“LOL, idiot. They can’t scream if I slit their throats”
–Ted Bundy err Leah Torres, MD https://t.co/v2ZyzOWhem
— F. Bill McMorris (@FBillMcMorris) March 14, 2018
Every now and then, someone on the left slips up and reveals the brutal reality of abortion. Don’t ever let them forget it. pic.twitter.com/bsJEKISQEL
— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) March 14, 2018
Truly GHOULISH tweet in which a doctor callously mentions how aborted babies ‘don’t have the opportunity to scream because she slices their throats first’
Sound like a murder movie script? Yes. Why? Because abortion is murder. pic.twitter.com/8seD2oAJda
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) March 14, 2018