You know, I wonder if all this recent news out of New York and now Virginia pushing is possibly a blessing in disguise?
At least in the long term view.
Because I have to wonder whether the left is so overplaying their hand that most Americans will rise up and be sickened by what is happening.
Even though I personally don’t believe there’s a good case to be made for early-term abortions, I know the general American population has been split on that issue for decades now.
But I have to believe that most rationally thinking, warm-hearted Americans with basic decency are against abortions the week before a third-trimester birth or now as one politician has apparently advocated, abortion AFTER birth (which most people would just call murder).
So I have to wonder if the left has overplayed its hand and if it will lead to a violent snap back in public opinion in favor of the PRO LIFE camp?
That’s my prediction.
Because Virginia Governor Raph Northam just upped the ante on New York in an interview where he appeared to describe in quite a lot of detail how he’d allow for an infant to be aborted AFTER birth.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Yes, most any sane person, even most any pro-choice person, would call that murder.
It’s indefensibly illegal.
In other words:
Here's the breakdown, from the Daily Caller:
Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam couldn’t precisely answer whether he supports abortion until birth and suggested an infant could be born and then the mother and doctor could discuss what should happen next, in a Wednesday morning interview.
“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,” Northam said in a WTOP interview.
Aborting a baby after it has been born is illegal.
His comments come after Democratic Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran introduced HB 2491, or the Repeal Act, in January. The legislation seeks to repeal the state’s current restrictions on late-term abortions. The bill would allow a doctor to perform an abortion when a woman is dilating, meaning she is about to give birth.
But don't take our word for it....watch it right here:
There are really no words.
I think James Woods summed it up perfectly with his Tweet in the image at the top of this article.
That's certainly the most kind spin you can put on it.
Twitter users were not as kind:
Despite being given the chance to clarify his comments or take them back, he dug in his heels instead saying he "doesn't regret his recent comments".
Both sides dug in their heels Thursday as Virginia’s raging abortion controversy entered a third day, with Gov. Ralph Northam saying he doesn’t regret his recent comments on late-term abortions and Republicans doubling down on their claims Northam had endorsed infanticide.
In a tightly controlled 10-minute news conference, Northam said he made his abortion remarks as a child neurologist who’s used to having difficult conversations with parents when there’s no hope left for survival.
“I regret that those comments have been mischaracterized,” Northam said. “The personal insults toward me I really find disgusting.”
Though Northam stood by his remarks, Del. Kathy Tran, D-Fairfax, the sponsor of the failed abortion legislation that sparked the controversy, told The Washington Post she “misspoke” during a subcommittee hearing by saying her bill would allow third-trimester abortions for mental health reasons up to the moment of birth.
Currently in Virginia, third-trimester abortions are legal if there’s a severe risk to the mother’s life or health. Tran’s legislation would have loosened restrictions on third-trimester abortions.
During his monthly radio appearance Wednesday on WTOP, Northam was asked about Tran’s bill. If a non-viable or badly deformed infant survived birth, Northam said, a woman and her doctor could have a “discussion” about what to do next.
Northam’s office has said the governor was referring only to rare cases of “severe fatal abnormalities,” but Republicans in Virginia and around the country claimed the governor had voiced approval for allowing an infant to die after birth. Two Republican Party of Virginia staffers crashed Northam’s news conference Thursday afternoon, holding signs with photos of babies and text calling infants an “endangered species” and “Public Enemy Number 1” in Northam’s Virginia.