Catholic Bishop Condemns Northam’s Infanticide Comments

The Daily Signal | 2/4/2019 | Staff
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The Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Arlington in Virginia is condemning comments made by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, defending infanticide.

“In a staggering admission, Governor Northam stated that after an infant is delivered, the mother and the family should keep the baby comfortable, resuscitate the child ‘if that’s what the mother and the family desired,’ and ‘a discussion would ensue,’” Bishop Michael Francis Burbidge said in a statement released Thursday that Arlington parishioners said they received in their bulletins Sunday.

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“This attitude—and the bill that was defeated this week—reflects a new level of deep-rooted animus against the inherent goodness of every child,” Burbidge added. “The governor’s statement and this bill demonstrate how far abortion advocates are willing to go in taking the life of a precious child.”

On Jan 30, Northam, a pediatric neurologist, defended a bill to legalize abortion right up to birth, sponsored by state Del. Kathy Tran, a Democrat, similar to a bill that was signed into law in New York on Jan. 22.

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On Jan. 28, Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader Todd Gilbert asked Tran, the Democrat who sponsored the Virginia abortion bill, how far her legislation would go.

“So where it’s obvious that a woman is about to give birth, she has physical signs that she’s about [to] give birth, would that still be a point at which she could still request an abortion if she was so certified?” Gilbert asked Tran. “She’s dilating.”

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“My bill would allow that, yes,” Tran answered.

It was during a Jan 30. radio interview on WTOP that Northam...
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