Virginia Democrat: Look, I'm Sorry For Co-Sponsoring That Pro-Baby Killing Bill. I Really Didn't Read It

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Posted: Jan 31, 2019 1:02 PM
Virginia Democrat: Look, I'm Sorry For Co-Sponsoring That Pro-Baby Killing Bill. I Really Didn't Read It

A Virginia Democrat is now saying mea culpa for co-sponsoring an abortion bill that she admits she didn’t read. You all know about Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam all but endorsing infanticide concerning a bill introduced by state Delegate Kathy Tran that would’ve permitted abortion up until the ninth month based on one doctor’s recommendation. Luckily the Republican-controlled House of Delegates rejected this bill…for now. The VA GOP has a slim two-seat majority. They did have a supermajority before the 2017 elections nearly wiped them out. All 100 seats are up this November and it’s very possible that Democrats could regain control, retake the legislature, bring not just this baby killing bill up again, but the slate of anti-gun bills that would’ve turned Virginia into Maryland concerning Second Amendment rights. That’s for another time though. For now, even Democrats are saying the Democrats are too extreme on abortion (via Richmond Times-Dispatch):

  

A Virginia lawmaker sent an email to her constituents Wednesday night apologizing for attaching her name to a controversial abortion bill without reading it closely enough.

In a newsletter, Del. Dawn Adams, D-Richmond, said she “did not exercise due diligence” before co-sponsoring the abortion legislation with Del. Kathy Tran, D-Fairfax. Tran became the focus of a social media firestorm this week after Republicans circulated video of her saying the bill would allow abortions up until the moment of birth if one doctor certified that the mother’s physical or mental health was at risk.

“I made a mistake, and all I know to do is to admit it, tell the truth, and let the chips fall where they may,” said Adams, a first-term delegate who won a close upset victory in 2017 in her suburban district and could face a competitive re-election campaign this year.

Though other Democrats are standing by Tran, the response from Adams is the strongest public showing of regret from a lawmaker associated with the abortion bill, which has already been defeated.

Adams, a nurse practitioner, said she believes women have “full authority to decide what is best for themselves and their bodies.” But she said she mistakenly believed Tran’s bill would only repeal “onerous” abortion restrictions Republicans imposed in 2012.

Oh, and that whole point about late-term abortions being done because of the life of the mother is at risk, well, that’s just incorrect:

The Democratic Party is rapidly becoming what we all knew they were: a circus of those pushing high taxes, gun grabbing, and baby killing. You’d think it would be a parody. It’s not.