Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is under fire for endorsing infanticide yesterday on a radio talk show. Northam not only defended a bill in the state legislature that would legalize abortions up to birth – even if the mother is dilated — he defended infanticide during a radio show today.
Northam apparently thinks it’s okay to kill a baby once the infant is fully delivered.
“If a mother is in labor…the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. 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 mother,” he said.
Later Northam doubled down on his support for infanticide via s spokesman, who essentially said the governor was only talking about infanticide in cases of disabled babies.
The comments should come as no surprise given the fact that Northam was strongly endorsed by the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which spent over $3 million campaigning for him. The abortion business provided Northam almost $2 million of that in direct contributions to his campaign.
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As LifeNews reported at the time:
While complaining about needing millions of taxpayer funding to help patients, the abortion chain Planned Parenthood is spending $3 million to back a pro-abortion candidate for Virginia governor.
The Washington Post reports the Planned Parenthood affiliate in Virginia is supporting Democrat Ralph Northam, a strong ally of the abortion industry.
A spokesman for pro-life opponent Republican Ed Gillespie said Northam has an “extreme” abortion position and supports the abortions of unborn babies “in the eighth or ninth month.”
Virginia Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Jennifer Allen called Northam a “champion” for supporting abortion on demand. He currently is the lieutenant governor of Virginia. The abortion group’s Virginia PAC endorsed Northam on Thursday.
“It’s really clear that Virginians want and need a fierce champion like Dr. Northam to stand up for them and to stand up for women’s health,” Allen said.
The abortion chain plans to spend $3 million to support the pro-abortion candidate for governor through radio and online advertising, canvassing and mailers, according to the report. The pro-abortion PAC also is supporting Justin Fairfax for lieutenant governor and Mark R. Herring for state attorney general.
“Northam’s position is so extreme he supports abortion on demand – that’s abortion for any reason anytime during the pregnancy – and he favors using your tax dollars to pay for abortion,” said Karen Cross, political director for the National Right to Life Committee, said before the November election.
Turns out that was an understatement.