[Ed. – It’s like a virulent contagion.]
The governor of Rhode Island — a self-described Catholic — is following in the footsteps of her gubernatorial counterpart in New York.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) is now advocating for legislation that would legalize abortion up until the point of birth. Her advocacy comes not long after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who also calls himself Catholic, signed into law a similar bill known as the Reproductive Health Act.
During her State of the State address earlier this month, Raimondo vowed to support the pro-abortion legislation, the Rhode Island Reproductive Health Care Act.
The proposed law stipulates the state cannot “restrict an individual person from terminating that individual’s pregnancy after fetal viability when necessary to preserve the health or life of that individual.”
The bill defines “fetal viability” as “that stage of gestation where the attending physician, taking into account the particular facts of the case, has determined that there is a reasonable likelihood of the fetus’ sustained survival outside of the womb with or without artificial support.”