American Center for Law and Justice Investigating Virginia’s Proposed Extreme Abortion Law

The American Center for Law and Justice filed Freedom of Information Act demands with the state of Virginia, requesting all records regarding “The Repeal Act.” The act, numbered HB 2491, would remove almost all restrictions on abortion from Virginia Law.

When Virginia House of Delegates member Kelly Tran presented the bill, House majority leader Todd Gilbert pressed her on just how close to the moment of conception a woman could have an abortion. He asked if a woman could request an abortion when she was dilating. Tran responded, “Mr. Chairman, that would be a decision that the doctor, the physician, and the woman would make at that point.” Gilbert pressed further, saying, “I understand that. I’m asking if your bill allows that.” Tran answered, “My bill would allow that, yes.”

Pro-life groups expressed outrage at the bill and Tran’s frank admission about the bill’s implications. A few days later, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam appeared on WTOP radio and discussed the controversy. He said that “legislators, who are mostly men, shouldn’t be telling a woman what she should or shouldn’t be doing with her body.”

The hosts asked Northam what would happen in the event that a baby was born alive after a failed late-term abortion. He responded, “The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.” The governor later issued a clarification, saying that he was only addressing a case where there were “severe fetal abnormalities.”

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Source: Christian Headlines