Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat, seemingly endorsed the idea that a woman should be allowed to kill a born-alive infant if she decides she doesn’t want the child.
Asked to respond to a Virginia Democrat lawmaker’s proposed legislation that would allow women to have an abortion while still in labor, Gov. Northam told WTOP that third-trimester abortions should be permitted.
Here’s exactly what he said:
“This is why decisions such as this should be made by providers, 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 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 which is non-viable. So in this particular example, if the 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 this is what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physician and the mother.”
Watch the full video of his shocking remarks below:
The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro called the statement “pure evil.”
“This is pure infanticide. It's also an argument for eugenic murder (see his comments about deformities). Northam is specifically talking about delivering an infant alive and then asking the mother whether the infant should live or not,” Shapiro writes.
He continues: “This is not an argument about the morning-after pill. It’s not an argument over whether a fetus feels pain. This is a statement that a fully-formed infant, born alive, ought to be murdered if the mother says the infant ought to be murdered.”
Democrats have grown increasingly extreme on abortion in recent years. New York recently passed a law allowing abortions up until brith. Now, Virginia is following suite.
Virginia House member Kathy Tran has proposed similar legislation and recently claimed a woman should be able to have an abortion even as she is dilating to give birth.