Candidate Kathy Barnette Slams Dr. Oz, Abortion: ‘I Am the Byproduct of Rape’

On Wednesday, Pennsylvania Senate Candidate Kathy Barnette blasted candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz during a debate for his flip-flop views on abortion. It was then she revealed that she is a "byproduct" of rape.

Barnette said, "I am so very grateful that our nation is now having a very important conversation…I am the byproduct of a rape. My mother was 11 years old when I was conceived, my father was twenty-one. I was not just a lump of cells, as you can see I’m still not just a lump of cells–my life has value, and that was one of the reasons why it was very disturbing when I saw Mehmet Oz running for this particular race, when I’ve seen him on numerous occasions and specifically at the Breakfast Club, saying that my life was nothing more than an acorn with electrical currents."


“I am wondering if the good doctor has now since changed his position on that. My life is valuable and so are the many lives that find themselves in the womb of their mother, whether in the womb or towards the end of that life,” she added.

Oz replied, “I was a heart surgeon, I operated on small children, a few days old, and witnessed the majesty of their hearts pounding blood even though it’s ill. I would never think of harming that child, or even nine months earlier, because life starts at conception."

Yet, in 2019, Oz supported abortion during an interview with the Breakfast Club. At the time, he argued that life doesn't necessarily start at conception and that “the heart’s not beating” at six weeks.