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Ralph Northam, Virginia governor, defends bill allowing abortion during labor

Jan 31, 2019 - The Washington Times

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday defended a proposed bill that would allow abortion up until the moment of childbirth.

Virginia Democratic Del. Kathy Tran, chief sponsor of the Repeal Act, sparked headlines this week after she said her bill, which seeks to repeal restrictions on third-trimester abortions, would allow a woman to terminate her pregnancy while she's in labor.

"Where it's obvious that a woman is about to give birth," Republican state Rep. Todd Gilbert asked Ms. ...