Abortion advocates are no longer content to allow the unborn child to be eliminated until the moment of delivery. This week, a politician from the Democratic Party has gone further.
The Democratic Party presents in Virginia a proposal to abort until the moment of birth
This week was discussed in the General Assembly of the state of Virginia the bill 2491 (can be seen here), which sought to eliminate the legal impediments to abortion in the third trimester of pregnancy. The project was presented by Kathy Tran, a representative of the Democratic Party. In the presentation of the bill, a representative of the Republican Party, Todd Gilbert, asked Tran: "How late in the third trimester could a physician perform an abortion?" Tran answered that "The third trimester goes all the way up to forty weeks." Gilbert asked if that period would include the time when the woman "has physical signs that she is about to give birth?" The Democratic representative was clear: "My proposal would allow it, yes." That is to say, this project would allow aborting a baby at the same time that his mother is in labor. You can see here the video:
The author of the proposal presented the same day as another to save the ulcerated caterpillars
The controversy over these statements worsened after it was known, as noted by the Daily Caller, that on the same day Kathy Tran registered that abortion bill and another bill to save ulcerated caterpillars. That is, for this lady, the life of a simple worm is more valuable than the life of a child about to be born. Republican Matt Bevin, governor of Kentucky, framed Tran's statements in the "culture of death." Before the controversy, Tran posted a video on Twitter saying that his project only wanted to "help women make their own healthcare decisions." The excuse has not convinced many people: the message has been shared 1,800 times and has received more than 19,000 responses, many of them critical and calling for her resignation. Tran's infamous proposal to abort until delivery was rejected yesterday by the assembly.
The governor of Virginia aggravates the controversy by directly defending infanticide
However, the biggest controversy of the week did not star Kathy Tran, but another politician from her party. On Wednesday, Democrat Ralph Northam, governor of Virginia, attended a radio program in which he was asked about the controversy provoked by the aforementioned abortion project and Tran's statements. At one point in the interview, Northam gave an answer that provoked an even greater controversy:
VA gov on abortion this morning:
“If a mother is in labor...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 & mother" pic.twitter.com/cc15pVLjIQ
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) 30 de enero de 2019
This is what the Democratic governor said: "If a mother is in labor...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." What he clearly suggested with this statement is that the child could be eliminated once born. That is no longer an abortion: it is infanticide. Ben Sasse, a Republican senator from Nebraska, commented on Northam's words in a statement to National Review: "This is morally repugnant." He added: "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."
The governor tries to justify his defense of infanticide by saying that he only referred to disabled people
Far from withdrawing his words, the Virginia governor's office issued a note saying it referred to babies with "severe fetal abnormalities." No matter how he puts it, what he proposes is still an infanticide. What message is Northam addressing to people with disabilities? That they do not deserve to live, and that they can be killed before or after they are born? On Thursday Northam posted a message on his Twitter account stating the following: "I have devoted my life to caring for children and any insinuation otherwise is shameful and disgusting." His message has been shared 2,000 times and he has received 28,000 replies, many of them with criticism. In the most shared, it is pointed out that Northam received in donations almost 2 million dollars from the influential abortionist lobby Planned Parenthood. According to LifeNews, ten Democratic Party politicians have refused to condemn these infamous statements.
Trump calls the governor's statements "terrible"
Speaking to the Daily Caller, President Donald Trump has been surprised by the statements of the governor of Virginia and has called them "terrible." In addition, the president added: "Do you remember when I said Hillary Clinton was willing to rip the baby out of the womb? That’s what it is, that’s what they’re doing, it’s terrible." Curiously, while in the United States this controversy is unleashed, the Spanish media have not reported on it. Only Actuall has mentioned what happened.
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