Gov. Ralph Northam delivers State of the Commonwealth speech
Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam gives his second State of the Commonwealth Speech before 140 members of the 2019 General Assembly, on Jan. 9.

(PHOTO: Livestream) Public domain image via VCU Capital News Service

Yesterday, Bill Kristol-endorsed Democrat governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, was the guest on a radio show where the subject of the infanticide bill being pushed by Virginia Democrat delegate Kathy Tran came up. By now you’ve seen Tran’s monstrous answers to some very simple questions put to her during the hearing on her pro-infanticide bill last week. Via WATCH. Virginia Abortion Bill Allows Abortion While Delivery Is Underway.

Virginia Democratic Del. Kathy Tran is the sponsor of The Repeal Act, which seeks to repeal restrictions on third-trimester abortions. The bill — which was tabled in committee this week — has the support of top Democrats in the state, including Gov. Ralph Northam.

The bill would remove a number of restrictions currently in place regarding late-term abortions, including doing away with the requirement that two other physicians certify a third-trimester abortion is necessary to prevent the woman’s death or impairment of her mental or physical health. The third trimester lasts until 40 weeks.

Todd Gilbert, the Republican House majority leader, questioned Tran about the bill during a hearing Monday. He asked Tran if a woman who has physical signs she is about to give birth could request an abortion if a physician said it could impair her “mental health.”

“Where it’s obvious that a woman is about to give birth. She has physical signs that she is about to give birth. Would that still be a point at which she could request an abortion if she was so-certified — she’s dilating,” he asked.

“Mr. Chairman, that would be … a decision that the doctor, the physician and the woman would make at that point,” Tran replied.

“I understand that,” Gilbert replied. “I’m asking if your bill allows that.”

Tran replied: “My bill would allow that, yes.”

“My bill would allow that, yes.” Even at the point where the baby is in the birth canal, Tran would be fine with snipping its spine and having its brains vacuumed out.

Northam attempted to run interference for Tran by being clever but actually gave the game away. Via Virginia’s Moderate Governor Admits Abortion Bill Allows Babies To Be Killed After Birth.

Virginia Democratic Del. Kathy Tran is the sponsor of The Repeal Act, which seeks to repeal restrictions on third-trimester abortions. The bill — which was tabled in committee this week — has the support of top Democrats in the state, including Gov. Ralph Northam.

The bill would remove a number of restrictions currently in place regarding late-term abortions, including doing away with the requirement that two other physicians certify a third-trimester abortion is necessary to prevent the woman’s death or impairment of her mental or physical health. The third trimester lasts until 40 weeks.

Todd Gilbert, the Republican House majority leader, questioned Tran about the bill during a hearing Monday. He asked Tran if a woman who has physical signs she is about to give birth could request an abortion if a physician said it could impair her “mental health.”

“Where it’s obvious that a woman is about to give birth. She has physical signs that she is about to give birth. Would that still be a point at which she could request an abortion if she was so-certified — she’s dilating,” he asked.

“Mr. Chairman, that would be … a decision that the doctor, the physician and the woman would make at that point,” Tran replied.

“I understand that,” Gilbert replied. “I’m asking if your bill allows that.”

Tran replied: “My bill would allow that, yes.”

Just when you thought things couldn’t bet worse, Virgina Governor Northam was on the radio and the subject of the bill came up.

HOST:…no exceptions. There was a very contentious committee hearing yesterday, when Fairfax County delegate Kathy Tran made her case for lifting restrictions on third trimester abortions as well as other restrictions now in place. And she was pressed by a Republican delegate about whether her bill would permit an abortion even as a woman is essentially dilating, ready to give birth, and she answered that it would permit an abortion at that stage of labor. Do you support her measure and explain her answer.

NORTHAM: I wasn’t there, Julie, and I certainly can’t speak for delgate Tran. But I will tell you, one, the first thing I would say is this is why decisions such as this should be made by providers or physicians and the mothers and fathers that are involved. When we talk about third trimester abortions, these are done with the consent of the mother, with the consent of the physician. More than one physician, by the way. And its done in case where there may be severe deformities, where there may be a fetus that is non-viable.

So, in this particular example, if a mother is in labor I can tell you exactly what would happen. 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.

So, I think this was really blown out of proportion, but again, we want the government not to be involved in these types of decisions. We want the decisions to be made by the mothers and their providers and this is why, Julie, legislators, most of whom are men, by the way, shouldn’t be telling a woman what she should and shouldn’t be doing with her body.

HOST: And do you think multiple physicians should have to weigh in, as is currently required? She is trying to lift that requirement.

NORTHAM: Well, I think it is always good to get a second opinion, and for at least two providers to be involved in that decision because these decisions shouldn’t be taken lightly. So, I’d certainly support more than one provider.

Today, Northam’s media allies tried to push back with the defense that he was actually talking about babies with fatal birth defects. That is simply bullsh** of the most transparent kind. Delivering a full-term baby with fatal congenital defects is not abortion and is not covered in Tran’s monstrous attempt at lawmaking. There are already protocols in place to deal with that eventuality and the decisionmaking process on whether to place the infant in the Neo ICU or simply provide palliative care is established. Things became so desperate that Northam had to hold a press conference to explain his answer. It didn’t make matters better.

Let’s take this part by part.

There is no medical necessity, ever, for late term abortion that can’t be equally addressed either by bed rest or by Caesarian section.

When it comes to taking the lives of future citizens and taxpayers, women do not have any unique point of view and pregnant women don’t have absolute authority. This is simply the modern, third wave feminist throwback to an era where white people owned black people and when husbands made all the decisions for their wives. It is misguided and morally bankrupt and it isn’t the way a non-barbaric society operates.

Roe v. Wade clearly states that in the third trimester the state has a compelling interest in the fate of the baby and can regulate and prohibit abortion. What Virginia is trying to do is completely abrogate Roe v. Wade and establish a system where the state is refusing to acknowledge  its duty to protect innocent life.

What Northam doesn’t deny is that Tran’s bill would allow for a perfectly healthy baby to be killed up until, presumably, the umbilical cord is cut. That is inhumane and barbarous. But that is how Democrats roll these days.

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