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Yes Virginia, There Is A Pro-Death Scrooge

Feb 1, 2019

Hot on the heels of New York’s diabolical new abortion law, we now have the American state of Virginia proposing more blood-thirsty legislation, allowing the murder of a baby right up to the very moment of birth. The radical late-term abortion law being offered there is scary stuff indeed.

Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam, and Kathy Tran who serves in the House of Delegates, have been promoting this bill, and getting a lot of flak for it. They have been widely attacked for this bill which seems to allow a woman to decide at the very moment of birth whether to keep or kill the child.

What the Governor had to say about this bill was scary indeed:

When asked about the controversial late term abortion bill presented in Virginia’s House of Delegates this week, Governor Ralph Northam said a fully developed child born in the third trimester would be kept alive, but the physician and mother would get to discuss and decide whether to take its life or not.

“If a mother is in labor…the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. 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 mother,” Northam said on WTOP’s “Ask The Governor” segment this morning. The radio host, Julie Carey, did not bother to clarify what he meant by “resuscitated” or whether this meant mother and a doctor could choose to kill a baby after birth, a baby who would have just taken their first breath.
thefederalist.com/2019/01/30/virginia-gov-ralph-northam-implies-babies-can-terminated-birth/?fbclid=IwAR3K9Ev5iLFK74Vw6rkIWP0lbplB_rx-AJEgobwedZp9gtRBYi6Cla8kw6Y

And on Tuesday Republican Delegate Todd Gilbert asked the Democrat Tran, “Where it’s obvious a woman is about to give birth…would that be a point at which she could still request an abortion?” Tran answered: “My bill would allow that, yes.” You can see her squirm here as she says that: www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0kC1B__CJ4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR06lNvW59XdQFuBNPV51xobHGpq76OhT-PF9PyHMXcUKUkQwapDpApai-M

Of interest, Tran is also the chief patron of a bill that would protect the lives of insects such as “gypsy moths” and “cankerworms.” There you go again: Democrats who value the lives of bugs over human beings. This is a very sick party indeed.
www.dailycaller.com/2019/01/31/kathy-tran-caterpillars-same-day-abortion/?fbclid=IwAR3-VXzUIWyGyroQ9oGlVMGyD5vrBUx3RlLJjTVRvjbIVjYzA4ixdOtNLN8

And it has been very hard to get any leading Democrats to speak about the Virginia bill, let alone condemn it. Moreover, most Americans are opposed to such radical abortion legislation:

According to a national poll conducted by Marist University, three in four Americans (75 percent) say abortion should be limited to – at most – the first three months of pregnancy. This includes most of those who identify as Republicans (92 percent), Independents (78 percent) and a majority of Democrats (60 percent). It also includes more than six in 10 (61 percent) who identify as “pro-choice” on abortion. A May 2018 Gallup poll found that 53 percent of Americans oppose all or most abortions.
www.lifenews.com/2019/01/30/virginia-democrat-introduces-bill-legalizing-all-abortions-up-to-birth-even-when-mother-is-in-labor/

Even President Trump came out to attack this bill. He called it “terrible” and said it would “lift up the whole pro-life movement like maybe it’s never been lifted up before.”
www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-slams-virginia-democrats-over-terrible-abortion-stance?fbclid=IwAR2dLhGlZcHDvNhnyUayDWvv1gBetUrsAJItzquqYxXe6UAfTfKglV7gQyU

As one prolifer put it, this legislation is essentially a “Gosnell Protection Act”. It most certainly is infanticide, and it is diabolical in the extreme. Others have spoken out against this barbaric bill. Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska for example rebuked the Virginia governor and said his comments were “morally repugnant.” He went on to say:

“In just a few years pro-abortion zealots went from ‘safe legal, and rare’ to ‘keep the newborns comfortable while the doctors debate infanticide’. I don’t know care what party you’re from – if you can’t say that it’s wrong to leave babies to die after birth, get the hell out of public office.”
www.toddstarnes.com/faith/barbaric-virginia-governor-supports-bill-allowing-abortions-during-labor/?fbclid=IwAR168hoZbHJ7xbE856LlXNHwuYMmXBNHl1bBJBOERQH4RWKzmAE8inmbDbM

And the American Vice President, Mike Pence, also weighed into all this:

There’s another word for this: infanticide. And it is morally reprehensible and evil. Virginia’s bill comes just a week after the New York state senate was filled with cheers following the passage of a similar law. Governor Andrew Cuomo declared it “a historic victory for . . . our progressive values” and directed pink lights to shine on landmarks throughout the state, including One World Trade Center.

This shameless embrace of a culture of death is startling to every American who cherishes life. Not too long ago, the Democratic party’s stated position was that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.” It was this widespread rejection of late-term abortion that led a large bipartisan majority in Congress to pass the partial-birth-abortion ban in 2003. But now look at how far the Democratic party has fallen.

To support, let alone cheer, late-term abortions not only marks a disturbing step backward by so-called “progressives” — it also violates every demand of human decency. As modern science has moved the point of viability ever earlier in pregnancy, most Americans have agreed that a child who can survive outside the womb deserves a chance at life. Only a handful of countries, including China and North Korea, allow late-term abortions.
www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/life-is-under-attack-pro-abortion-rampant-in-america/

Also, Rev. Patrick Mahoney, of the Christian Defense Coalition said this:

It is stunning and troubling to see members of the Virginia Legislature and Governor Northam support legislation that embraces violence against children and allows for infanticide. This is not a partisan political issue but rather an issue of human rights and justice. We call upon Virginia to stand against violence and protect her children, which is, our state’s greatest natural treasure. The pro-life and human rights community, as well as all people of justice, will not sit silently by on this issue, but will be a loud and public voice for equal justice and an end to the violence of abortion. The mobilization begins today!”

And Brandi Swindell, head of Stanton Healthcare, said:

As the founder of women’s clinics across the country, it is stunning that Governor Northam would show a complete disregard for women’s health issues and the children of his state. By pushing this new abortion legislation, it undermines common sense and compassionate policies which help and support women with unexpected pregnancies. The women of Virginia deserve much better than this.
www.christiannewswire.com/news/9223282173.html

Lila Rose of Live Action said this in a tweet about the earlier abortion bill, “Remember: New York’s legalization of lethal injection for fully formed infants is totally in line with the Democrats’ platform. Even though the majority of their base disagrees with them, the Democratic Party is owned by Planned Parenthood and will defend abortion at all costs.”
www.faithwire.com/2019/01/30/virginia-democrats-propose-bill-that-allows-abortion-up-to-moment-of-giving-birth/?fbclid=IwAR0SrvbmaVdJY4FAndlqHt2e1i4_oBhLQWrcST8L1GvQvwGfCaEAyWN5gro

Finally, to see what is really going on here, please watch this four-minute video in which Tucker Carlson takes on a really disturbing, blatant and robotic pro-deather: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AZ_wiOjmHc

Wow, that woman’s heart is cold as ice. If the Devil wears Prada, or if the Devil were to appear on a major news network to push the unthinkable, this is exactly how it would look. It is so very horrifying to watch such people push this diabolical death wish on everyone else.

Yes, the Democrats are indeed the Party of Death, and they are now fully supporting infanticide. And with none of the leading Democrat contenders for the 2020 Presidential race speaking out against this, things will only get much worse if one of them should get elected then to the top job.

The words of Joni Earecksen Tada seem most appropriate here: “And gradually, though no one remembers exactly how it happened, the unthinkable becomes tolerable. And then acceptable. And then legal. And then applaudable.”

As Michelle Malkin says, the radical Democrats are all in favour of giving sanctuary to everyone else – especially illegal aliens – but not to the most vulnerable and needy: the unborn. That is where we are now at with the Democrats. Heaven help America – and unborn babies.

Afterword

Thankfully not every American politician and legislator is as heartless and in love with death as Northam and Tran appear to be. It is quite encouraging to know that some are moving in the opposite direction. Consider two recent and encouraging news items:

A heartbeat bill in Tennessee gained the support of Gov. Bill Lee and two other state leaders this week. On Wednesday, the pro-life Republican governor told reporters that he will support legislation to protect unborn babies from abortion once they have a detectable heartbeat the AP reports. He said he will support any legislation to protect unborn babies from abortion.
www.lifenews.com/2019/01/30/tennessee-gov-bill-lee-supports-bill-to-ban-abortions-after-unborn-babys-heartbeat-begins/?fbclid=IwAR1RRcTEi56sylpKpVNOHbmJ4IoREkht954JEk0tsZm-csq0eg_AAd_Wf1k

And this from Idaho:

Two state representatives in Idaho have drafted a bill that would remove an exemption for abortion from existing homicide statutes, and would consequently classify abortion as an act of murder. “Idaho code defines a fetus as a human and says killing a human is murder. Abortion is in contradiction to the inalienable rights recognized in the Idaho Constitution, and the State of Idaho has the authority to nullify federal laws that would allow abortions,” reads the Idaho Abortion Human Rights Act.
christiannews.net/2019/01/31/idaho-lawmakers-draft-bill-that-would-outlaw-abortion-as-murder/?fbclid=IwAR1eI9yfVv3HuzRqrHVl5F32TZng7axK4K1ULuSx4RAxKfJE9scb-Um32Kk

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12 Responses to Yes Virginia, There Is A Pro-Death Scrooge

  • Thank you for bringing the various aspects of this issue to the attention of your readers. It is not just Congress and governors who are involved in this issue, but the medical profession and the insurance companies as well. How confident can anyone feel upon going to a doctor and/or nurse who is in favor of infanticide or is capable of killing a child? it is not a comforting prospect, of course! Also, health insurance is not available to newborns, and life insurance policies cannot be issued until a healthy newborn is ten days of age. Add to this scenario that many medical insurance policies will not cover maternity benefits for unmarried women and their children, but the medical insurance policies will cover abortions. There are many sad aspects of American business and society that have had a part in fostering this culture of death. May God help us defeat this evil!

  • Good on you Bill.
    I’m amazed too about Tucker Carlson interview. She has sold her soul and reason to the 3 or 4 word slogans of the 1970s. “A woman’s right to her own body”( ok that’s 7 words) is such a clear bare faced lie denying that her baby is someone else’s body. Her baby but not her body. I believe that the baby releases chemicals or hormones to stop the mothers immune system to attack her own baby.

  • Greetings Bill, it’s with a heavy heart I’m replying to this. I place the blame on all this evil on silence in the church + silence from our Pastors. We are giving evil a pass because we don’t speak out and don’t care. Last week at my ladies Bible study of about 8 women [in Bend, Oregon] I shared how we are aborting more black babies than are being born, how an American eagles egg is a felony to tamper with [5-10 years in prison, up to $200,000 fine, etc.]. I shared for just 3 minutes on the subject. Only the leader spoke in reply to what I said and she nodded & said so quietly we could hardly hear her, “That’s too bad.” R U Kidding Me ? After our group broke up you’d think at least one of the ladies would come up to me and express her outrage. But no, NOTHING! Can you hear the crickets? We’ve had it so darn good we don’t fight any more in this nation. Lord, Jesus forgive our silence on evil!

    Thank you for your articles of warning. You encourage me Bill to speak out more on abortion. I also spoke about these same things a few days later to the man who checked me out at Trader Joe’s. I will spread some conviction around and don’t care who I offend. I am not a brave woman but am determined to make a difference. Blessings & protection to you & yours.

    Louise,
    “God’s Not Silent” Prayer Partner

  • I was shocked by this because I lived in VA a few years back and this kind of diabolical garbage would have been unthinkable. It goes to show how deeply the devil’s inroad has become.

    How? How can any woman be so evil? I guess this is what the Bible meant about a loss of ‘natural affection.’ There’s nothing natural about a person desiring to kill their own child with no sense of sadness, no sense of horror. I feel sick.

    I have lived in many states, many cities. Every time I try to check out former POTUS Ronald Reagan’s book, “Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation,” from the local library, it is nowhere to be found. The librarians tell me the copy(s) have most likely been stolen. I guess the Truth is just too scary for the Left to risk anyone reading this book. Sometimes I think we are far worse than Sodom and Gomorrah.

  • Dear Louise,

    I hope you see this – Bill, could you perhaps email it to Louise?
    Louise, you are a brave woman who is very articulate and, along with Bill, an inspiration to us all! We love reading your passionate responses to Bill’s faithful posts. Please be encouraged as the Lord uses you powerfully in the furthering of His Kingdom in Bend, Oregon and beyond!

    Balfour family

  • That “lady” on Tucker Carlson was just so evil. Is she human?
    No morals, no responsibility, no love, no compassion and no logic or reason.
    And no answer.

  • Meanwhile for Australia:
    Try to stop extreme abortion in South Australia.
    For South Australian residents:
    https://www.austfamily.com.au/stop_extreme_abortion_sa_email_mps

    For those outside South Australia:
    https://www.austfamily.com.au/stop_extreme_abortion_laws_sa

  • The NY Times recently had an article claiming the furor over Northam, Tran, and infanticide was fake news. Seems like the Left don’t want to admit their agenda lest it be rejected.

    Given infant is derived from the Latin for one unable to speak, and that while generally applied to born children of very young age, can it not equally apply to the unborn? As such the murder of children outside the womb, as grievous as that may be, is not significantly different to the murder of a child within the womb and thus is still infanticide correct?

    That the woman who wants to make killing children easier also tried to protect insects in another bill introduced the very same day is shocking, but sadly not all that surprising. As a child the world seemed good. The older I get the more evident the evil in it becomes. It also seems to be growing more blatant.

  • About New York, NY actually already first legalised abortion in 1970, even before the Roe vs Wade decision. Now they have expanded it. In some ways, it’s just par the course for them. They’ve been sickening for a long time now.

  • Thank you Suzzanna. I have no claim to being brave. I am very mad and that’s a lot of my motivaton to start speaking out a lot more. Louise : )

  • Hi Bill,
    If you have time to listen, heard on my local ABC station (Shepparton) last week (31/1/2019)
    Young lady coming out and discussing her abortion with presenter Sandra Moon.
    The young lady is a public figure on Wangaratta local council.

    Did prefer to send directly to your email but unable to find direct address.
    Not sure if you suitable for public distribution (copyright issues?)

    https://soundcloud.com/good-news-949359306/my-abortion-coming-out/s-8rD9y

    Regards,
    Dallas James
    Shepparton

  • It looks like infanticide is not just a Virginia issue – US Democrats have fully decided to become the pro-death party. I confess I don’t fully understand the details but it looks like Republicans sought to pass S.130 – Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to protect children who survive abortions. Democrats not only refused to co-sponsor what should be a bipartisan act, but blocked it from becoming law.

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