'This Is Infanticide': Sen. Sasse Blasts VA Gov. Northam for Comments on Late-Term Abortion Bill
Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse said Thursday on "The Daily Briefing" that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's comments on abortion should lead to a defining moment for where the Democratic Party stands on the value of life.
"What the governor of Virginia said was morally repugnant," he said. "This wasn't the old argument that abortion should be safe, legal and rare."
Northam, whose office is now pushing back on claims he was advocating for the ability to terminate a pregnancy after birth, appeared on WTOP to discuss The Repeal Act, which seeks to repeal restrictions on third-trimester abortions.
State lawmaker Kathy Tran (D), one of the bill's sponsors, sparked outrage from conservatives when she said a pregnant woman who was dilating could still request an abortion.
"If [Northam] can't say protecting a little baby girl who survived an abortion is something that we as a society all believe in together, then he should get the hell out of office," Sasse said.
Sasse called on all Democrats to voice their stand on the issue, to further understand what the true contrast is between them and the right.
"The comments... are about fourth-trimester abortion. This isn't abortion, this is infanticide," he said.
He also reacted to a tweet from President Trump, which said that the Democrats are becoming the party of "late-term abortion high taxes open border and crime."
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