Dr. Alveda King to Northam: Don't Resign, Instead Rescind Support for Late-Term Abortion Bills
Dr. Alveda King called on embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to rescind late-term abortion legislation, instead of resigning from office.
Northam (D) is not only facing mounting calls to step down over a decades-old racist photo in his medical school yearbook, but he's also under scrutiny for his support of a bill that would repeal restrictions on third-trimester abortions.
"I would say stay there, reverse all those actions, and stop agreeing to kill little human beings in the womb," King said on Fox & Friends, noting that Northam is also a pediatrician.
King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a Fox News contributor, said Northam would be doing a good deed by being serious about his apology that he issued Saturday.
My fellow Virginians, earlier today I released a statement apologizing for behavior in my past that falls far short of the standard you set for me when you elected me to be your governor. I believe you deserve to hear directly from me. pic.twitter.com/1rSw1oxfrX
— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) February 2, 2019
Northam apologized for the racist yearbook photo, which featured a person in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan costume.
The governor initially conceded that he was one of the people in the photo, but then denied being either in a press conference Saturday. King suggested Monday that Northam stop his work with Planned Parenthood as well.
"Reverse and rescind all of those ugly laws," she said. "How is he going to lead the people of his state when he's killing the human beings in the womb in his state?"
She continued, "[Northam] needs to apologize for agreeing to kill little babies, little human beings in the womb," King said. "Those little human Americans, he needs to apologize to them."
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