July 22, 2024
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What you should know about the law protecting late-term abortions

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Earlier this week a video clip of a Virginia lawmaker saying she would allow abortions up until the moment of birth gained national attention. In the video, Del. Kathy Tran (D-Fairfax) admits that her proposed legislation, House Bill No. 2491, would let a woman ask for a late-term abortion for mental health reasons.

Another video surfaced of Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam responding in an interview to a question about whether he supported Tran’s abortion legislation. In his response, Northam, a former pediatrician, appeared to support a form of infanticide by medical neglect. His office later released a statementsaying he was referring to “tragic or difficult circumstances, such as a nonviable pregnancy or in the event of severe fetal abnormalities” when “the actions physicians would take in the event that a woman in those circumstances went into labor.”


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