A photo emerged on Friday that appears to show Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam appearing in a photograph that shows someone dressed up in a KKK hood and in blackface.
The photo, from Northam's 1984 yearbook at Eastern Virginia Medical School, shows "two people, one wearing white Ku Klux Klan robes and a hood, the other with his face painted black," The Virginia Pilot reported.
"On Wednesday, in a shocking revelation about the nature of the pro-abortion Democratic Party, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a supposed moderate, endorsed the notion that a woman should be able to let an infant, born alive, die on the table if she decided she did not want the child," The Daily Wire reported.
Northam made the remarks during an interview with WTOP’s "Ask The Governor." 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.
"This is pure infanticide," Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro noted. "It's also an argument for eugenic murder (see his comments about deformities). Northam is specifically talking about delivering an infant aliveand 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 doubled down on his support for infanticide on Friday when a reporter asked him about his comments.
"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, Allen, I appreciate the question, I'm a physician, uh, I'm also the governor. But when I'm asked questions a lot of times, it is put into context of being a physician. Again, realizing, you know, how we approach, how we manage patients, we offer advice and counseling. So no, I don't have any regrets."
"But I, I do find, you know, that how my comments...I did answer that question," Northam continued. "I regret that those comments were mischaracterized. The personal, uh, insults toward me I really find disgusting. So... again, as I said in my comments earlier, you know we can agree to disagree, Allen. But let's be civil about it."
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