The most recent uproar that followed New York’s late-term abortion law last week has turned to Virginia where a similar law is under consideration. Governor Ralph Northam took to the radio to promote the idea and has outraged pro-life activists and politicians.
Twitter wasn’t kind.
VA Gov Northam is no moderate, this is one of the most vile, radical pro-abortion positions ever put forward. This is evil. He should recant or resign. https://t.co/Npxa4c5JdI
— Jim DeMint (@JimDeMint) January 30, 2019
On radio this morning, Virginia governor Ralph Northam defended the state Democrats’ new bill that would allow abortion until birth, suggesting that a born-alive infant could be allowed to die if a mother wanted an abortion. Get the details at @NRO: https://t.co/QQxtuZ7CIG
— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) January 30, 2019
Man, conservatives are pouncing on Northam like radical Democrats pounce on an unborn child during dilation https://t.co/DKxYEBfrkj
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 30, 2019
Partial birth abortion has historically been opposed by 80%+ of the country.
Gallup did not poll about letting a newborn die on the table after being delivered as discussed by Gov Northam in Virginia today, because that's beyond abhorrent. pic.twitter.com/NGpB73FfG0
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 30, 2019
Governor Northam's comments about late-term abortions were a reflection of the radical progressive worldview that's spreading across America. As a father with a child who had "severe deformities," as he put it, I can attest to my son's personhood and right to live. #ProLife
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) January 31, 2019
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Says Babies Can Be Terminated After Birth https://t.co/LrIYjSDG5d
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) January 30, 2019
Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam just said that babies can be “terminated” after birth.
Governor, that’s murder. This is UNACCEPTABLE.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) January 30, 2019
I absolutely agree that this heinous implication which coincides with statements the previous day from the sponsoring delegate that the bill would allow for abortions even if the mother was on the verge of giving birth. Abortion rights are quickly superseding the human rights of the preborn baby in our increasingly progressive society. This needs to stop.
But here’s the thing. Comments from politicians and Tweets by activists that address this law or any other law are self-defeating if that’s all that happens. As I’ve said many times, there’s nothing wrong with fighting the political battle, but by itself it will not be enough to win this war. We need to be working on all fronts, specifically focusing on the cultural battle surrounding abortion.
Americans need to know what abortion really means, what’s at stake, what preborn babies experience, and how the notion of reproductive rights should never be allowed to supersede human rights. We have both science and ethics on our side, yet we’re spending most of our time playing abortion politics.
This battle isn’t going to get easier. Politicians will do their thing, but it’s important for the rest of us to continue to fight the cultural battle with knowledge, wisdom, and a firm belief that our cause is righteous.