Democrats Aren’t Trying to Hide Their “No Limits” Abortion Extremism Anymore, Virginia Edition
Legislator Tran: Abort babies even when mother in labor. Governor Northam: Hold my beer, abort after birth!
Democrats across the country are in panic mode over Roe v. Wade, believing it will eventually be overturned by the current makeup of the Supreme Court. So they’re taking drastic measures to codify so-called “abortion rights” into state law.
Unfortunately, their proposals go even further than the 1973 landmark decision.
On Monday, Virginia Democratic Delegate Kathy Tran introduced the “The Repeal Act“, an extreme legislative proposal that would significantly loosen Virginia’s abortion restrictions, particularly in the third trimester:
Tran’s legislation would have loosened rules on the legality of third-term abortion, which is currently only allowed if three doctors conclude a woman’s life or health is at a severe risk. Tran’s bill would have significantly lowered those standards, allowing third-trimester abortion on the advice of one doctor who could allow an abortion by certifying a pregnancy would “impair the mental or physical health of the woman.”
The bill would also loosen second-trimester abortion safeguards by doing away with the requirement that a state-licensed hospital performs them.
Tran’s proposal is part of a disturbing push nationwide from elected Democrats in several states recently, including New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and New Mexico to make “the right” to get a late-term abortion much easier.
Watch below as Tran, under questioning from Virginia House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert, explains how her bill would allow abortion at the moment of birth:
Gilbert: How late in the third trimester could a physician perform an abortion if he indicated it would impair the mental health of the woman?
Tran: Or physical health.
Gilbert: Okay. I’m talking about mental health.
Tran: So, I mean, through the third trimester. The third trimester goes all the way up to 40 weeks.
Gilbert: OK, but to the end of the third trimester?
Tran: Yep. I don’t think we have the limit in the bill.
Gilbert: So where it’s obvious that a woman is about to give birth, she has physical signs that she’s about give a birth, would that still be a point at which she could request an abortion if she was so certified? She’s dilating?
Tran: Mr. Chairman, you know, that would be a, you know, a decision that the doctor, the physician, and the woman would make at that point.
Gilbert: I understand that. I’m asking if your bill allows that.
Tran: My bill would allow that, yes.
Tran’s extreme bill has the support of Virginia governor Ralph Northam (D), who said as much in an interview today on WTOP:
“This is why decisions such as this should be made by providers, physicians, and the mothers and fathers that are involved,” Northam said. “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.”
“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.”
Correction for Northam: Tran’s proposal states that only one physician (the abortion provider) needs to be consulted (the abortion provider). There are no second or third medical opinions required. It’s one of the proposed changes that makes this bill so radical.
Watch and listen below:
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) January 30, 2019
It’s unusual for a pro-abortion state legislator’s floor comments on abortion to get so much media attention, and credit goes to both the Virginia GOP and former UN ambassador Nikky Haley for helping to make this story go viral on social media.
Considering Republicans currently control the Virginia House of Delegates, Tran’s bill isn’t likely to go anywhere. But by exposing the cold and callous nature of what she and other Democrats advocate to be “legal” when it comes to terminating the life of an unborn child who has passed the point of viability, the nation gets a stark, unflattering glimpse into the world of ghoulish Democrat extremism.
Let’s hope this changes some minds on abortion. I know it can be done – because I used to be pro-choice, too.
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Whether they’re attempting to murder congressmen at a baseball field, or murder babies being born, and despite their gormless ‘coexist’ bumper stickers, Leftists have made it very clear that we can no longer live in the same country with them.
I’ll just leave it right there…
“Leftists” are communists, who murdered 100 million + people in the last 100 years including many children. It’s who they are, it’s what they do.
Communists will force abortions upon us.
Most shamefully, Ralph Northam, M.D. (D), the Virginia governor who supports this bill legalizing infanticide, was a pediatric neurologist!! I’d be interested in his psychological transition from being a protector of life to being a willing accomplice to murdering children.
It appears that the (D) after the names of many politicians actually stands for Death.
Northan is such a hypocrite. He ran ads during the last election criticizing his opponent for basically saying he was a strong abortion advocate, and now he goes and proves his opponent was correct. You can’t have it both ways, Governor. You’ve now shown us who and what you really are.
Yep his response in ad was just, “I’m a licensed pediatrician”
“and for [his opponent] to say he would tolerate anyone hurting a child is despicable.” Guess we know where he really stands now.
Josef Megele was a physician. Then there is Che. Now add this “physician” to their ranks.
Advocates have pushed for “peri-natal” abortions up to several weeks after delivery. Sort of “try before you buy or die”. They are perfecting mankind in their own image…if you survive.
Selective-child or life deemed unworthy. A wicked solution. In Stork They Trust.
What is even worse, this law greatly reduces the qualifications for who can perform an abortion. Isn’t that the antithesis to why abortion was legalized? So they are legalizing back alley abortionists for lack of enough doctors willing to perform abortions?
Maybe this is a bill to enable Planned Infanticide Factories to grow by recategorizing babies to be fetuses in perpetuity and eliminating abortionist’s qualifications in order to increase production capacity?
This is the perfect time for adoption agencies to step in and ask why it is so important for babies to die rather than put up for adoption. WHY DO THEY HAVE TO DIE?!?!?!?!
Sadly, my prediction is their next move will be to try to force providers to perform the procedures.
About time doctors re-read their oath and depart NY
These moves are good, in a way. They clarify things for millions of Americans who used to be confused.
These are straight-up infanticide. The great middle of America now sees the truth in stark, unvarnished reality, if they will but open their eyes.
Not every pro-choice person is a ghoul, but this will help them re-evaluate what they believe versus what they’ve been told by their leaders.
Look, abortion was never intended to be anything more than post-conception birth control. It is designed to allow a female to avoid the consequences of both conception and birth, by terminating human life before delivery. It is totally selfish.
The problem, that now exists, is that is has become nearly impossible to reverse the practice. To do so would require society to admit that abortion is nothing more than homicide and our society simply will not do that
I used to think Peter Singer was on the fringe of the fringe. I’m not sure what you call something between fringe and mainstream but I’m concerned that’s where he is today. I hope and pray he is still at least on the fringe.
Well, there goes their “nonviable tissue mass” argument. Effectively, ethically and morally, there’s no difference between what they now advocate for babies and what many advocate for murderers, except that the babies are complete innocents.
When did this go through the focus group routine of did the Central Committee go this alone? First NY and now this…not random nor spontaneous.
The slavery party is now the infanticide party?
There is no way in hell that dems can be all worried about the plight of immigrants and then try and pass laws to legalize the killing of babies.
Is it too late to Abort Chuck and Nancy as REALLY late?
I watched that video yesterday.
I am still disgusted.
The big takeaway:
The Leftists Masters of these useful idiots have a longer-term goal than mere abortion: genocide:
If they can desensitize useful idiots to killing their own newly born babies, they can desensitize them to killing their political opponents.
It’s not complicated!
Odumbo ‘czar’ John Holdren blabbd about it for years:
Odumbo’s communcation director Anita Dunn bragged about loving mass-murderer Mao Zedong the first time she was in front of microphones.
Institutionalized Jew-hatred by the democrat party is new to America. So is genocide. But, both are here.
“The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired”
If that’s what they desired? What sort of doctor would acquiesce to a mother’s command to let the child die? In my mind that would be grade A evidence she’s unfit to be a mother.
Anyone else think this is about firing up the base on abortion?
Specifically – With RBG’s health in question, what better tactic to fire up voters than to claim abortion rights are being rolled back by Repubs, and/or to sabotage Amy Barret’s potential future nomination.
Let’s hope the Repubs are ready for what comes next. It’s gonna be war.
This is incredibly ghoulish. People really should be asking the question of just who liberals actually support?
One second they are whining about the need to protect children at the borders then the next calling for children to be killed for wearing a red hat.
I heard the plan was if the Doctor and the “mother” decided to abort at birth, the “doctors” would keep the baby for research, since it was to be killed anyway, they’ll just delay it.
Or maybe create a new class of person – the ‘Aborted’ as slaves, since they’re dead anyway.
In for a penny, in for a pound, right?
Democrats aren’t happy unless they retain the ability to snuff babies. I guess that’s who we are as a nation in their eyes.
How old does the baby have to be before the baby is safe from “abortion”?
In the communist world, about 120
Why is there any statute concerning murder in Virginia?
It’s only abortion extended beyond the birth canal.