Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Defends Bill Allowing Abortion During Labor
- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Defends Bill Allowing Abortion During Labor
by Jessica Chasmar, https://www.washingtontimes.com/
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday defended a proposed bill that would allow abortion up until the moment of childbirth.
Virginia Democratic Del. Kathy Tran, chief sponsor of the Repeal Act, sparked headlines this week after she said her bill, which seeks to repeal restrictions on third-trimester abortions, would allow a woman to terminate her pregnancy while she’s in labor.
“Where it’s obvious that a woman is about to give birth,” Republican state Rep. Todd Gilbert asked Ms. Tran during a hearing Monday, “would that still be a point at which she could request an abortion if she was so-certified? She’s dilating.” “My bill would allow that, yes,” Ms. Tran answered.
Virginia House Democrats propose legislation to allow abortions up until the moment of birth.
Todd Gilbert (R): Where it’s obvious a woman is about to give birth…would that be a point at which she could still request an abortion?
Kathy Tran (D): My bill would allow that, yes pic.twitter.com/UHgzU3EGDA
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 29, 2019
A subcommittee voted to table the bill in a 5-3 vote Monday.