Gov. of VA: Infant Could Be Delivered and Then ‘Physicians and the Mother’ Could Decide If It Lives
As we've stated in the past abortion as far as we can see is a state issue. That, it seems to us is the constitutional position. It, like capital punishment, is something that should be determined in Austin, Richmond, or Boise, not Washington DC. Frankly it's an issue we generally shy away from here.
However, as a Roe v. Wade overturn becomes a possible future reality a particularly ugly side of the pro-abortion lobby has emerged, most notably in New York where abortion until birth has become technically legal. But now this from the governor of our home Commonwealth?
Talk about staking a radical position for the abortion lobby. This is WAY out there.
(From The Washington Free Beacon)
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D.) commented Wednesday about a controversial 40-week abortion bill and in so doing said the law allows an abortion to take place after the infant's birth.
"If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. 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," Northam said, alluding to the physician and mother discussing whether the born infant should live or die.
A Democratic lawmaker in the Virginia House of Delegates proposed a bill Tuesday that would allow abortions through the end of the third trimester of pregnancy. The video of Delegate Kathy Tran presenting her bill led to an exchange where she admitted that her bill would allow for a mother to abort her child minutes before giving birth.
It is also worth noting that as this statement from the Governor has raised a kerfuffle the Dem Delegate and the party have retreated to the "government should not be involved" position. Our question is why it is that the Dems in pretty much every other issue of policy want the government intimately involved but not here? Also we'll bet that these same folks who "don't want the government involved" in the abortion debate still want taxpayers to fund Planned Parenthood which unbelievably gets HALF A BILLION in taxpayer dollars annually.
Like we said, this is a state issue and the Supreme Court may one day relatively soon rule that. However it is reasonable to call out people and politicians who appear to be in the pocket of the abortion lobby.