Virginia State Delegate Kathy Tran (D-Va.) caused a few jaws to drop when she proposed a recent piece of legislation regarding abortion from the state capitol in Richmond.
In her proposal, Tran stated that the legislation would allow an abortion in the third trimester of the pregnancy. Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Va.) led the subcommittee hearing on Tran’s bill and asked some hard-hitting questions about the extent of the legislation.
During a back-and-forth filmed by the Virginia House GOP, Tran admitted that the bill allowed for an abortion to be requested while the mother is in labor if the birth would negatively impact her physical or mental health.
Heartbreaking… This isn't in New York, this isn't in California, this happened just this week right here in Virginia. @VAHouseDems proposed legislation to provide abortions up to just seconds before that precious child takes their first breath. Watch for yourself. pic.twitter.com/AxgPVyI6kU
— VA House GOP (@vahousegop) January 29, 2019
Gilbert: How late in the third trimester could a physician perform an abortion if he indicated it would impair the mental health of a woman?
Tran: Or physical health.
Gilbert: Okay. I’m talking about the mental health.
Tran: Through the third trimester. The third trimester goes all the way up to 40 weeks.
Gilbert: Okay. But to the end of the third trimester?
Tran: Yep. I don’t think we have a limit in the bill.
Gilbert: Where it’s obvious that a woman’s about to give birth, that she has physical signs that she’s about to give birth. Would that still be a point at which she could request an abortion if she was so certified? She’s dilating?
Tran: Mr. Chairman. That would be a decision that the doctor, the physician, and the woman would make.
Gilbert: I understand that. I’m asking if your bill allows that.
Tran: My bill would allow that, yes.
Her answers left many heartbroken.
va house dems have just proposed legislation to allow abortion up until full birth– in other words, even if a woman's begun entering labor and u can see the head…u can still "abort." that's f***ed up, even progressive european countries don't allow thatpic.twitter.com/eOquWuQQIZ
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) January 30, 2019
This will get you off your couch. https://t.co/UfHX97iWO0
— Josh Holmes (@HolmesJosh) January 30, 2019
At 8 weeks, we’re able to see unborn babies smile on a sonogram. Liberals in Virginia would rather see a baby aborted moments before birth than consider the idea of adoption. Absolutely disgusted. https://t.co/5HbE2PpeDJ
— George P. Bush (@georgepbush) January 30, 2019
The truth is out, and it is undeniable.
This is the Democratic Party’s position: you can kill your baby a minute before its born.
For a party that virtue-signals protecting the powerless, they have done the complete opposite to those most vulnerable.
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) January 30, 2019
The bill did not move forward in the Republican-controlled General Assembly, but the proposal of such a bill shocked many.
I was born prematurely at 25 weeks. I am absolutely heartbroken that our world has fallen so far.
I'm thankful that this bill was defeated in Virginia, but am mourning for the unborn who will be murdered because of laws like this that will he enacted in New York and Vermont. https://t.co/d0EQyQUO7M
— Autumn Johnson (@AutumnDawnPrice) January 30, 2019
Can’t believe this will pass, but it shows what the left means by “reproductive rights.” https://t.co/YfkhRRSWfi
— Brit Hume (@brithume) January 30, 2019
While this bill left many shocked, a similar bill was recently signed into law by the state of New York, as IJR previously reported.