If continuing a pregnancy would impair the mental or physical health of a woman, she could have her unborn child killed as she’s about to give birth — if Virginia passed a bill that would allow this.
Delegate Kathy Tran introduced and testified about such a bill. It sounds like some barbaric, science-fiction nightmare.
One of the bill’s liberal [redundant?] co-sponsors is back-tracking. From the Richmond Times-Dispatch (emphasis added):
In a newsletter, Del. Dawn Adams, D-Richmond, said she “did not exercise due diligence” before co-sponsoring the abortion legislation with Del. Kathy Tran, D-Fairfax. Tran became the focus of a social media firestorm this week after Republicans circulated video of her saying the bill would allow abortions up until the moment of birth if one doctor certified that the mother’s physical or mental health was at risk.
“I made a mistake, and all I know to do is to admit it, tell the truth, and let the chips fall where they may,” said Adams, a first-term delegate who won a close upset victory in 2017 in her suburban district and could face a competitive re-election campaign this year.
The Daily Caller reported that Tran supports a bill that would protect an insect. But she opposes protecting a human in the womb, even in the third trimester.