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Old 02-03-2019, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Jonathan Chance View Post
Does the abortion discussion have anything to do with Northam?
Gov. Northam, a Democrat, was asked about the bill in a radio interview on Wednesday, and his response only added to the controversy. Appearing to discuss what would happen if a child was born after a failed attempt at abortion, he 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 the mother.”
A spokesperson for Gov. Northam told Vox his comments were “absolutely not” a reference to infanticide, and that they “focused on the tragic and extremely rare case in which a woman with a nonviable pregnancy or severe fetal abnormalities went into labor.”
I hate hijacks, but in this case Northam's had a horrible no good very bad week, and the (deliberate?) misinterpretation of his words about abortion, in which the context of a "nonviable pregnancy or severe fetal abnormalities" was removed, is part of that week.