Correction: Editors have corrected the quote of the tweet, removing the parenthetical interpretation of the author, in light of the fact that the doctor later claimed she was referring in the tweet to cutting the baby’s umbilical cord, not the vocal cord. Additionally, the story has been updated to also include the doctor’s subsequent tweet. A video containing commentary from an external organization was also removed.
When an abortion doctor decided to answer a question about how she is able to sleep at night considering her profession involves ending the lives of unborn children, she probably thought she was making herself look good.
Instead, she now finds herself at the center of a firestorm after her tone-deaf tweet revealed just what she really does on a daily basis.
Dr. Leah Torres, an abortionist with the blue-check seal of approval from Twitter, deleted a tweet after it backfired on her in a big way.
Dr. Torres was responding to a Twitter user who asked if she wasn’t “in it for the money, is it just because you like infanticide? Do you hear their heartbeats when you lay down at night? Do you hear their screams?”
“No,” Torres responded in the Sunday tweet. “You know fetuses can’t scream, right? I transect the cord 1st so that there’s really no opportunity, if they’re even far enough along to have a larynx.”
“I won’t apologize for performing medicine,” Torres continued.
“I’m also a ‘uterus-ripper-outer,’ if that’s how you like to describe hysterectomy.”
After the subsequent firestorm of criticism that interpreted her reference to a cord as referring to the vocal cord, Torres later tweeted that she was referring to the umbilical cord, not the vocal cord.
The assumptions are wrong. I meant umbilical cord, and it is disingenuous to interpret otherwise.
— Leah Torres, MD (@LeahNTorres) March 16, 2018
It quickly became apparent that Torres’ tweet wasn’t exactly going to win her abortion PR representative of the year, so it got deleted.
“Yes, I deleted the post,” Torres wrote on the 15th.
“My friend asked me to. See, the thing is, she is trying to open dialogue between ‘pro-life’ and ‘pro-choice’ here in Australia, for the greater good of reproductive health.
“Folks allowed the post to inhibit progress, so, it’s off my feed.”
That’s an interesting admission: Honesty by abortionists inhibits “progress” in terms of dialogue between “pro-life” and “pro-choice” factions. That’s a telling statement.
Of course, the original tweet is still out there, inhibiting all that progress:
This one? pic.twitter.com/lnbKzp8Aor
— KP (@She_Became) March 15, 2018
This is the debate that the Democrats don’t really want to have, even though it’s the one we should be having. We can thank Dr. Torres for starting it off.
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