I think the vast majority of us will remember this:
VA gov on abortion this morning:
“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 & mother” pic.twitter.com/cc15pVLjIQ
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) January 30, 2019
It’s the comment that made us realize how far the Left had truly gone.
They are now defending straight-up INFANTICIDE.
A baby would be kept “comfortable” until a mom decided whether or not they should just let him die.
President Trump called it out at a rally… And Politifact called him a LIAR for it.
TALK ABOUT INSANE LEVELS OF GASLIGHTING OMG.
Trump says VA gov Ralph Northam talked about “after the baby was born the Dr will talk to the mother and make a decision about whether the baby lives.” We rated his similar claim about abortion False. https://t.co/Z0um1PLY1j pic.twitter.com/GkBFqEHxX4
— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) September 10, 2019
HOW? We literally just SAW him say that!
According to the article:
Here’s what Trump said during a Feb. 11 rally in El Paso, Texas: “The governor stated that he would even allow a newborn baby to come out into the world, and wrap the baby, and make the baby comfortable, and then talk to the mother and talk to the father, and then execute the baby. Execute the baby!”
Right. That’s what he said.
Trump made a similar statement in his State of the Union speech on Feb. 6. After criticizing New York’s recent easing of abortion restrictions, Trump said, “And then, we had the case of the Governor of Virginia where he stated he would execute a baby after birth.”
Did Northam, a pediatric neurologist, really say he would “execute a baby” after birth? Northam’s comments are confusing, but Trump put words in the governor’s mouth.
Trump’s lambasting of Northam is based on confusing comments the governor made on Jan. 30 – two days after the hearing – during a radio interview on WTOP in Washington. Northam, an abortion-rights advocate, was asked to explain Tran’s statement.
“This is why decisions such as this should be made by providers, physicians, and the mothers and fathers that are involved,” Northam said. “When we talk about third-trimester abortions, these are done with the consent, obviously, of the mother, with the consent of the physicians – more than one physician, by the way. It’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities. There may be a fetus that’s nonviable.
“So, in this particular example, if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen,” he added. “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 the mother.”
SO YOU’RE PROVING HIM RIGHT. WHAT IS EVEN GOING ON HERE?!
Northam, during a Jan. 31 news conference, took offense at the charges but did not clarify his WTOP remarks. “I have devoted my life to caring for children and any insinuation otherwise is shameful and disgusting,” he said.
So of course, Trump is the liar here:
Trump says Northam “stated that he would even allow a newborn baby to come out into the world and wrap the baby, and make the baby comfortable, and then talk to the mother and talk to the father and then execute the baby. Execute the baby.”
Northam, a physician, never said he would sanction the execution of newborns. What he did say during a radio interview is that in rare, late-pregnancy cases when fetuses are nonviable, doctors deliver the baby, keep it comfortable, resuscitate it if the mother wishes, and then have a “discussion” with the mother.
The issue is that Northam declines to say what that discussion would entail. Trump puts words in the governor’s mouth, saying doctors would urge the mother to let them forcibly kill the newborn, which is a felony in Virginia punishable by a long prison sentence or death.
Trump misstates and exaggerates Northam’s words in ways that fan division. Often, that’s enough for us to torch someone’s pants. But Northam left himself open to some interpretation by declining to clarify his confusing remarks.
So we rate Trump’s statement False.
My mind is blown.
You literally have this in your article!! pic.twitter.com/2J12VJcXym
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) September 10, 2019
The level of logic gymnastics here is truly mind boggling.