Though Governor Glenn Youngkin is now in control of Virginia, the Old Dominion still has many radical Democrats in its legislature, Democrats that support abortion policies that shock the conscience even more so than the typical abortion policies favored by leftists.
That’s a problem in the Virginia Senate, which is controlled by leftists, but also a problem that is exposed in the House, in which the GOP has only a slight majoriy.
Democrats in that chamber, abortion radicals, voted against a bill that would mandate keeping babies that survive abortion alive. As the Federalist reports:
The Republican-controlled Virginia House passed HB 304, the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, sponsored by Del. Nick Freitas, R-Culpeper. The bill requires an abortionist to provide life-saving treatment for a child born alive after a failed abortion. It passed 52-48 along party lines.
What HB 304 does is mandate that babies are kept alive if they survive an abortion attempt. As the Federalist reports:
Currently, 35 states have passed similar legislation. It’s one of two main life issues before the Virginia legislature this session…
“Once a baby is born alive…every possible medical care should be provided. Why isn’t that obvious to everyone?” said John Seeds, an OB-GYN and former department chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Virginia Commonwealth University. “At birth, they become a legal citizen and appropriate care should be required.”
Though it’s great that the Virginia House was able to pass the bill, what’s shocking is that Virginia Democrats voted against it. In effect, that means that they think a baby should be murdered after being born alive if the mother wanted to abort it while still in the womb. A newborn baby would be murdered after delivery if House Democrats had gotten their way.
That vote echoes former Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s infamous “the infant would be kept comfortable” comment, when he said that babies born despite the mom’s wish for an abortion would be kept alive and comfortable when a decision about whether to kill the delivered baby was reached. Specifically, he said:
This is why decisions such as this should be made by providers, physicians, and the mothers and fathers that are involved. When we talk about third-trimester abortions, these are done with the consent of the mother, with the consent of physicians, more than one physician by the way, and it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus which is non-viable.
So in this particular example, if the 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 this is what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physician and the mother.
Apparently, Virginia Democrats, at least in that state’s lower chamber, agree with Northam and think delivered infants should be killed if the mother wants that.
However, there is at least some hope in Virginia that Senate Democrats might vote the other way.
Del. Dave LaRock, according to the Federalist, filed a mirror bill and said:
“That comment by then-governor Northam shocked the world by revealing that Northam was among the most radically pro-abortion advocates who would allow a living, breathing baby to be denied proper care, treated as medical waste, and left to die. I am hopeful there will be enough Democrats who see infanticide as going too far. If that happens, the law will go to [Republican] Gov. [Glenn] Youngkin and I am confident that, given the opportunity, he will sign it.”
Perhaps they will and infanticide can be prevented. But, regardless of that vote’s outcome, it can’t be forgotten that House Democrats voted for infanticide.
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics
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