President Trump didn’t mince words in his State of the Union. He rightly called out barbaric legislation from Democrat Kathy Tran and even worse comments from Governor Ralph Northam advocating the denial of “resuscitation” to newly born infants with severe disabilities.
From the President’s speech:
“Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world. And then, we had the case of the Governor of Virginia where he basically stated he would execute a baby after birth. To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.”
Democrats, including Delegate Tran, have forcefully argued that they’re not changing the standards for extreme late-term abortion in Virginia. PolitiFact disagrees.
“Tran’s bill would have lowered the requirements to one physician certifying that the pregnancy would damage the woman’s mental or physical health – the ‘substantial and irremediable’ test would have been repealed.”
“Third-trimester abortions are extremely rare; Virginia records show two have been performed since 2000. But that doesn’t clear Tran. The words in her bill make it clear; she did seek to change late-term laws.”
“We rate her statement False.”
“Virginia Democrats Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, and Mark Herring have drawn a line in the sand. It doesn’t matter which of them is sitting in the Governor’s mansion, all three support Del. Kathy Tran’s abortion bill, which in her own words would have allowed abortion literally up to the moment of birth. Even after the public outcry, none of the 23 sponsors of Tran’s bill have removed their names. Northam, Fairfax, and Herring have yet to walk back their support, either.” — Garren Shipley, RNC spokesman