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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