A Democratic co-sponsor of a controversial late-term abortion bill apologized Thursday; claiming she didn’t read the entirety of the text before signing-on to the legislation .
Delegate Dawn Adams of Richmond sent an email to Virginia voters hours a viral video revealed the new law could permit “infanticide” in the immediate aftermath of giving birth.
Worth noting while watching the "moderate" governor of Virginia using his reassuring voice to discuss letting born-alive infants die comfortably that most third-trimester abortions are not performed for reasons of fetal or maternal health.https://t.co/cKCkDtYwGH
— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) January 30, 2019
“By now you have heard about the abortion bill, or seen the video,” Adams said in an email. “I vaguely remember signing on to this, and I did this in solidarity with my colleague and as a symbolic gesture for a woman’s right to choose.”
“I did not read a bill I agreed to co-patron and that wasn’t smart or typical. I will work harder and be better for it,” she added. “I am sorry that I did not exercise due diligence before this explosion of attention; had I done so, I would not have co-patroned.”
Read the full story at Fox News.
GRAHAM ON HANNITY: My Bill Would Limit On-Demand Abortions ‘After 20 Weeks’
Sen. Lindsey Graham stopped by ‘Hannity’ Wednesday night to weigh-in on the growing trend of state governments permitting late-term abortions until the point of delivery; saying only seven countries on the planet permit the procedure after 20 weeks.
“I don’t think that was about abortion in the Commonwealth of Virginia. You once sponsored a bill I agree with,” said Hannity.
“Only seven nations in the entire world allow abortion on demand after 20 weeks. They’re talking about abortion during the actual birthing,” said Graham.
“My bill says unless the life of the mother’s at stake, a result of rape or incest, you can’t have abortion on demand in the fifth month. Most Americans would be fine with that,” he added.
Watch Sen. Graham on ‘Hannity’ above.
NY GOVERNOR: I’m ‘Not Here to Legislate Religion’ Regarding Late-Term Abortions
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo doubled-down on his state’s recent law permitting late-term abortions Wednesday; saying he was not in office to “legislate religion” following the controversial decision.
The new legislation allows non-doctors to perform abortions “up until the point of birth” for many, non-specified reasons.
“The Catholic Church doesn’t believe in a woman’s right to choose. Yes, I understand their religious view,” he said. “But I’m not here to legislate religion.”
“Bishops attacking Governor Cuomo,” chuckled Cuomo. “Let’s pull that headline up from about 30 years ago.”
“The law has come under fire by devout Catholics and religious leaders, who call it draconian and inhumane. Some Catholic leaders have called on Cuomo to be excommunicated for championing the law,” writes Fox News.
Read the full report here.