Ralph Northam's 1984 yearbook page from Eastern Virginia Medical School features this photo

Ralph Northam’s 1984 yearbook page from Eastern Virginia Medical School features this photo

Is the entire racial controversy over Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s yearbook photo merely one giant smokescreen to hide the governor’s support for post-birth abortions?

That’s a strong possibility, according to radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh.

“The media and the Drive-Bys are doing everything they can, the Democrats as well, to cover up what Northam actually said [promoting abortions after birth]. In fact, this yearbook business may be the cover-up. They had to come up with something,” Limbaugh explained on his national broadcast Tuesday.

“Polling data says that Ralph Northam’s approval rating has nose-dived amid racist photo. You don’t think that his polling data may have nosedived because of his stated belief that making the baby comfortable and killing it after birth had some impact on this?”

Gov. Ralph Northam, D-Va., appearing on WTOP Radio on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 (Video screenshot)

Gov. Ralph Northam, D-Va., appearing on WTOP Radio on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 (Video screenshot)

As WND reported last week, Northam appeared on WTOP Radio to discuss House Bill 2491, also known as the Repeal Act, which would remove all restrictions on abortion in Virginia, even allowing a woman to abort her child while she’s in labor or even after it’s born alive.

“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen,” Northam explained.

“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.”

Regarding Northam’s plunge in recent polling Limbaugh noted: “There’s not a thing in here about Ralph Northam’s actual opinion on post-birth abortion.”

“I have to wonder how many of the people who’ve been polled have even heard about his abortion comments. ‘Cause they’re not mentioned in this poll.”

Northam has been under intense pressure by some of the biggest names in the Democratic Party, including Hillary Clinton and former Attorney General Eric Holder, to resign his position ever since a 1984 photo from Northam’s medical yearbook surfaced late last week. The picture features a man in blackface and another dressed as a Ku Klux Klansman.

Limbaugh stated, “If they want to get Ralph Northam gone, stop all this blackface high-school stuff and focus on what he said about killing babies after they’re born.”

Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh

When it was pointed out that numerous U.S. states have similar laws allowing children to be aborted up to the moment of birth, Limbaugh said most of the American populace remain unaware of that fact because the media are intentionally covering it up.

“We make the mistake of assuming that when we learn it the rest of the country is going to,” he said. “Most people don’t know what the New York state legislature did.”

He continued:

In Virginia, the media is trying not to report that by focusing solely on Ralph Northam’s blackface period with his yearbook photo and so forth. And certainly when it is reported by the Drive-By Media, there’s no accompanying outrage. In fact, it’s reported almost with applause as yet another advance in the ongoing battle against the strict right-wing for a woman’s right to choose. …

And I’m not trying to depress you. You gotta do keep things in perspective. We have two medias in this country, just like we have two tiers in the justice system. We have a two-tiered climate-change operation. We’ve got the people that know it’s a hoax and the people that — well, both sides know it’s a hoax. But one side knows it’s a hoax and is willing to lie to their supporters to convince them it’s not. And the media sides with the people reporting the hoax is real, not exposing the hoax.

And so we just can’t make the assumption that when something big and momentous like this happens, that the American people are gonna find out about it. The Drive-By Media is not going to report on any of this in a way that is harmful or critical to the Democrat Party. They will circle the wagons and try to cover it up or misdirect people’s attention away from it.

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