Dems Stay Silent About Northam’s Late-Term Abortion Comments While GOP Stands Up for Sanctity of Life

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Late-term abortion has been widely criticized in recent weeks as the state of New York recently passed an extensive abortion bill. A similar bill was proposed in Virginia but was shot down. Now, Democrats are staying silent about the topic as Republicans are standing up for the sanctity of life.

In an interview, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wouldn’t condemn the abortion bill, saying the government should stay out of it, adding that in cases of “severe deformities,” the infant would be “kept comfortable” following delivery.

That particular bill was proposed earlier this week by Democratic Delegate Kathy Tran, who admitted it would allow abortion up to the moment of birth — the bill was tabled in committee.

Listen to Northam’s defense below:

After receiving backlash, Northam stood by his late-term abortion comments, saying he had no “regrets” about them, calling the criticism “disgusting.”

Democrats shy away from rebuking Northam’s remarks

Reporters have approached Democratic lawmakers about the topic, but they’ve seemingly brushed it aside. IJR and The Daily Caller reached out to Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) about Northam’s abortion comments but have not heard back.

Without rebuking Northam’s comments, Sen. Kaine distanced himself from the late-term abortion bill telling reporters on Thursday that he doesn’t support the controversial bill.

“I don’t think the existing law needs to be changed,” Kaine said, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

While Kaine distanced himself from the legislation, Warner stayed silent.

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As IJR Red reported, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sidestepped the late-term abortion outrage by claiming she hadn’t heard about the Virginia governor’s comments.

“I’m sorry, I just don’t know what he said,” she told reporters.

Watch the video below:

Additionally, other Democrats walked away from Northam’s late-term abortion comments:

Republicans condemn the late-term abortion bill

While Democrats seemed silent about the Virginia governor’s comments on abortion, Republicans — including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) — stood up in defense of the unborn.

Northam was widely criticized for not condemning the proposed bill, and has recently found himself under fire for a 1984 medical school yearbook page that surfaced showing two people in a photo; one in blackface and one dressed in Ku Klux Klan clothing, as IJR News noted. He said he was “deeply sorry” for the photo, but many Democrats have called for his resignation.

Tran, the woman who proposed the late-term abortion bill earlier this week, is among those who called for Northam to resign.

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Black face = bad, Infant murder= Meh
Gotta love the values of the Left!

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