(Conservative Review) -- Wednesday morning on a local radio station, Virginia’s Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam defended an extreme abortion bill introduced by state Democrats last month that would legalize late-term abortions up to the point of birth. And then, unprompted, he may have suggested it should be legal to kill a live baby after birth.
Northam was asked about the controversy surrounding an exchange in the Virginia House of Delegates in which Del. Kathy Tran, a Democrat from northern Virginia, was asked by a Republican lawmaker if her bill legalized abortions up to the point at which a mother is about to give birth. Tran admitted her bill would legalize abortions through 40 weeks, even up to the point of birth. Northam tried to downplay the significance of that fact.
“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 physicians — 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.”
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