Virginia Governor Ralph Northam refused to dial-back his recent comments regarding late-term abortions this week; saying he had “no regrets” over his harsh rhetoric depicting a potential “abortion” after the child’s birth.
“Some members of your party have said privately that your comments yesterday could have been more precise… Do you regret what you said?
“No, I don’t. I’m a physician. I’m also the governor. But when I’m asked questions, a lot of times it is put in the context of being a physician,” said Northam. “Realizing how we approach, how we mange patients, how we offer advice and counseling. So, no, I don’t have any regrets.”
DEVELOPING: Sponsor of Late-Term Abortion Bill Apologizes, Says ‘I Didn’t Read It’
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.