Capital Hill Democrats Respond to Late-Term Abortion Debate Within Party

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Most Democrats on Capitol Hill appeared uncomfortable, unable or unwilling to discuss recent state legislature bills that would allow abortions up to the point of birth Thursday.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed earlier in the day at her weekly press conference that she was unaware of comments made by Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam when he was asked on WTOP about the Repeal Act, legislation that would allow termination of a pregnancy up until the day a woman gives birth.

“If a mother is in labor…the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable,” Northam said. “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.”

The Virginia bill that loosened regulations on abortions was proposed by Democratic Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran. It failed in committee over in Richmond, but Northam’s defense of it drew criticism across the country. Read Daily Caller article

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