Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam doubled down on his support for infanticide on Thursday during a news conference where he addressed his comments from yesterday that sparked national outrage.
"Do you regret what you said yesterday or the way you said it?" a reporter asked.
"No, I don't," Northam responded. "And you know, um, Allen I appreciate the question, I'm a physician, uh, I'm also the governor. Um, but when I'm asked questions a lot of times it is put into context of being a physician. Uh, again, realizing, you know, how we, uh, approach, how we manage patients, we offer advice and counseling. So no, I don't have any regrets."
"But I, I do find uh, you know that how, uh, my comments, uh, I, I did answer that question," Northam continued. "I, I regret that those comments mischaracterized. Uh, the personal uh, insults toward me I really find disgusting. So I, I again as I said in my comments earlier, you know we can agree to disagree, Allen. But let's be civil about it."
During an interview on Wednesday, Northam was asked if he supported proposed legislation by Delegate Kathy Tran (D) that would allow for abortions to take place up to the moment of birth. Northam stated:
This is why decisions such as this should be made by providers, physicians, and the mothers and fathers that are involved. When we talk about third-trimester abortions, these are done with the consent of the mother, with the consent of physicians, more than one physician by the way, and it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus which is non-viable. So in this particular example, if the mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen, the infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if this is what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physician and the mother.
Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro noted that Northam's comments represented "pure infanticide. It's also an argument for eugenic murder (see his comments about deformities). Northam is specifically talking about delivering an infant alive and then asking the mother whether the infant should live or not. This is not an argument about the morning-after pill. It’s not an argument over whether a fetus feels pain. This is a statement that a fully-formed infant, born alive, ought to be murdered if the mother says the infant ought to be murdered."
"Northam excuses his evil by stating that men shouldn’t be making these decisions — as though having male genitalia excuses the moral fecklessness necessary to stand by and watch the killing of a newborn baby," Shapiro continued. "But this is no excuse, obviously. The Democrats have decided that the era of safe, legal, and rare is over — the era of 'Shout Your Abortion' is here. And if that means dehumanizing already-born children, so be it."