Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blamed Twitter's character limitations – and the reading skills of her critics – misinformation about the newly signed abortion ban in Alabama.
The New York Democrat uses the social media platform to criticize the law, which was signed by the governor on Wednesday and outlaws nearly all abortions in the state. The same law also makes performing on abortion a felony, punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison unless the mother's health is at risk, with no exceptions for women impregnated by rape or incest.
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"Alabama lawmakers are making all abortions a felony punishable wail time, including women victimized by rape + incest," Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a tweet.
"Of course , no added punishments for rapists. It's going to [Governor Kay Ivey’s] desk. She wants to break the future of women's rights in Alabama. "
" The is what you are looking for. "
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"Section 5. No woman upon whom is abortion is being performed or attempted to perform shall be criminally or civilly liable. Furthermore, no doctor confirms the seriousness of the risk to the child's will be criminally or civilly liable for those actions.
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"Everything about this tweet by @AOC is false, "wrote Caleb Hull. "Women who receive abortions in Alabama do not face jail time under the new Heartbeat bill.
Ocasio-Cortez did not admit her error and instead went on to blame the social media platform for having limited space
"It's a felony punishable by jail, [including] cases of pregnant women by rape or incest. Twitter is 280 [characters] ̵
"Aid victims of rape and incest! good job. "
So they challenged those who claimed they would not face felony charges.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP  The Alabama abortion ban ignited a debate across the country, arguing that it's going too far while more conservative people say the law rightfully targets abortion providers.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) vowed to sue the law was first approved in the state Senate on Tuesday.
A similar pro-life law has been enacted in Georgia, with Gov. Brian Kemp signing the "heartbeat" bill in law that prohibits abortion in the state after a heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The law offers exceptions in the case of rape, incest, or the life of the mother is in danger.