VIRGINIA — A Virginia Democrat has proposed a 40-week abortion bill – which would allow a woman to have an abortion all the way up until delivery. Video of the politician explaining her bill quickly went viral.
In the footage, Virginia House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R) questioned Delegate Kathy Tran (D) about her legislation.
Gilbert: “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? If she’s dilating?”
Tran: “Mr. Chairman, that would be 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.”
WATCH: Virginia Democrats Propose Bill Allowing Abortion Up Until Moment Of Birth
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After the video was shared millions of times, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam took the idea a step further, saying – in theory – that the newborn child could be killed after being delivered alive and breathing.
On WTOP’s Ask The Governor, Northam defended the 40-week abortion bill saying, “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.”
“I think this was really blown out of proportion.”
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Northam’s office said Republicans were mischaracterizing his statements.
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