This morning Governor Northam took a shocking step by defending a democrat breaking open restrictions on abortion.
Northam attempted to explain this drastic bill that would legalize abortion up to the point of birth in certain cases.
However, his words took this extreme policy a step further.
He seemingly began advocating for allowing full-term infants to die with parental and physician consent.
This was in response to a direct question from the interviewer.
She asked Northam to respond to a committee hearing held earlier this week.
During the hearing, Delegate Kathy Tran (D) spoke on her bill that would lift the legal restriction against third trimester abortions, even as a mother is giving birth.
Northam was asked about Tran’s bill and given the opportunity to explain his comments.
But what he said went beyond the text of the bill.
“This is why decisions such as this should be made by providers, physicians, and the mothers and fathers that are involved,” Northam stated. “When we talk about third-trimester abortions, these are done with the consent of obviously the mother, with the consent of the physician — more than one physician, by the way — and it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities. There may be a fetus that’s non-viable.”
Reporters quickly latched on to Northam’s words.
“Northam is either unaware of the specifics of the bill, or he’s lying about them. Tran’s legislation explicitly removes the current requirement that three physicians agree that a woman is in need of a late-term abortion. The new bill would require only the consent of the mother and of the physician performing the abortion” National Review reported.
However, what Northam said next ignited the fiercest backlash of all.
“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen,” he continued. “The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”
Ironically, Northam thought he was performing damage control to reduce the already fiery conservative outrage.
Northam said the Republican wave of disgust with Tran’s bill “was really blown out of proportion.”
But soon, Republicans across the Commonwealth, then across the country began voicing their shock.
Congressman Rob Wittman (R), a child of adoption, stated “seeing something so heinous proposed in our own House of Delegates & defended by our Gov is not only heartbreaking, but completely abhorrent.”
Some Republicans used the situation to highlight their Primary opponents’ weak pro-life records.
Paul Milde, a Republican candidate running to replace Delegate Bob Thomas (R), said these events highlight the need for more Republicans in office but that Thomas isn’t one of them.
“Unfortunately, my opponent has proven he can’t be trusted to protect life. He’s already voted with the Democrats’ agenda to send 2.6 million taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood” Milde explained.
Thomas also responded to Tran’s bill, stating “this is not the Virginia I know”.
The events were quick to pick up national coverage, with Republicans across the country responding to the viral events.
Even U.S. Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska weighed in, with the harshest words of all.
“In just a few years pro-abortion zealots went from ‘safe, legal, and rare’ to ‘keep the newborns comfortable while the doctor debates infanticide.’ I don’t care what party you’re from — if you can’t say that it’s wrong to leave babies to die after birth, get the hell out of public office.”
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