Virginia Democrat proposes bill to allow abortions right up to birth

Virginia Democrat proposes bill to allow abortions right up to birth

[Ed. – If they do pass this obscenity, here’s hoping they’ll celebrate the way New York Dems did.]

Democrats in the Virginia statehouse presented a bill on Monday that would repeal restrictions on abortion, allowing terminations up until the moment of birth. This bill comes on the heels of New York passing a similar law last week, setting a new goal for what pro-abortion Democrats view as a achievable in other states.

The Repeal Act, which is backed by Gov. Ralph Northam, was presented in a subcommittee hearing this week by Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran. The bill would remove ultrasound requirements, remove Virginia’s 24-hour waiting period, allow abortion providers to determine that a woman’s physical or mental health necessitates a late-term abortion, and reduces requirements for clinic health and safety standards.

When questioned by subcommittee chairman Todd Gilbert in Monday’s hearing, Tran confirmed that a woman going into labor at 40 weeks’ gestation, which is a full-term baby, would be eligible for an abortion.

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“How late in the third trimester could a physician perform an abortion if he indicated it would impair the mental health of the woman?” Gilbert asked.

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