If Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam isn’t a proponent of infanticide after birth, he should probably issue a serious clarification post-haste – because that’s exactly what his recent comments on a local radio program seemed to suggest.
Speaking on WTOP’s “Ask The Governor” Wednesday, Northam defended his position supporting a bill proposed in the Virginia Assembly that would legalize elective abortions on demand through the ninth month of pregnancy all the way up until the moment of birth.
When asked to respond to public outrage over the proposal, Northam seemed to suggest that not only can babies be terminated up until the moment they’re born, but that full-term, born-alive infants can be left to die without medical care if the mother wishes.
“If a mother is in labor...the infant would be delivered,” Northam began, speaking of babies born with anomalies that, according to liberals, would've warranted abortion. "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 didn’t bother to clarify what such a “discussion” would involve, or what "anomalies" justify for infanticide.
Absolutely disgusting. Virginia Governor @RalphNortham defends leaving born-alive infants alone to die.— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) January 30, 2019
THIS is the revolting consequence of legalized, culturally-accepted abortion. If a “fetus” can be slaughtered, why can’t a newborn be discarded too, like so much trash? pic.twitter.com/gabfsh64p0
On radio this morning, Virginia governor Ralph Northam defended the state Democrats’ new bill that would allow abortion until birth, suggesting that a born-alive infant could be allowed to die if a mother wanted an abortion. Get the details at @NRO: https://t.co/QQxtuZ7CIG— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) January 30, 2019
Partial birth abortion has historically been opposed by 80%+ of the country.— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 30, 2019
Gallup did not poll about letting a newborn die on the table after being delivered as discussed by Gov Northam in Virginia today, because that's beyond abhorrent. pic.twitter.com/NGpB73FfG0
What's insane about the Northam thing is that the walkback position is to allow abortion a minute before birth— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) January 30, 2019
.@SenSasse statement on Northam’s interview: “This is morally repugnant. In just a few years pro-abortion zealots went from ‘safe, legal, and rare’ to ‘keep the newborns comfortable while the doctor debates infanticide.’” /1— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) January 30, 2019
I had to watch this interview several times because I couldn't believe what he was saying. Here's the Governor of Virginia defending leaving infants to die AFTER BIRTH:https://t.co/QzK80ZO5el— Lauretta Brown (@LaurettaBrown6) January 30, 2019
The bill, which has been tabled as of this writing,“…eliminates all the procedures and processes, including the performance of an ultrasound, required to effect a woman's informed written consent to the performance of an abortion; however, the bill does not change the requirement that a woman's informed written consent be first obtained. The bill eliminates the requirement that two other physicians certify that a third trimester abortion is necessary to prevent the woman's death or impairment of her mental or physical health, as well as the need to find that any such impairment to the woman's health would be substantial and irremediable.”
The bill’s sponsor, Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran, confirmed to her fellow committee members that the proposal would allow abortion up to 40 weeks, even when the woman is in active labor.
While murdering a living infant moments after it's born alive might seem extreme, it's really no more so than the notion of aborting a full-term child moments before delivery. Which is exactly what proponents of New York's and Virginia's new late-term abortion measures support.
It's no longer surprising. It's just evil.