Planned Parenthood was 100% behind Ralph Northam when he launched his campaign for the position of Governor of Virginia in 2017.
“It’s really clear that Virginians want and need a fierce champion like Dr. Northam to stand up for them and to stand up for women’s health,” Jennifer Allen, Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia’s chief executive, stated when she publicly announced that those who support abortion would dish out as much as $3 million in order to elect Northam, reported The Washington Post at the time.
Planned Parenthood also showed praise to Northam for having taken “bold actions” in order to support abortion.
When all was said and done, Planned Parenthood funneled $1.99 million into the Democrat’s campaign, The Virginia Public Access Project reports.
So. Gov. Northam got $2 mil from Planned Parenthood. That's real money. Most politicians wouldn't walk away from people who gave them that kind of money unless they did something truly evil like ask you to promote infanticide. Some, not even then. @GovernorVA #RalphNortham https://t.co/Kkt7r9SwAa
— Joseph Backholm (@josephbackholm) January 31, 2019
While the campaign was going on, a spokesman for Republican Ed Gillespie named David Abrams said that Northam had “extreme positions supporting abortions in the eighth or ninth month.”
Western Journal reports that the Democrat’s support for abortion has made headlines again this week, “after the governor issued a statement that appeared to endorse infanticide. Northam was speaking on WTOP’s ‘Ask The Governor,’ after a Democrat in the Virginia House of Delegates introduced a bill that would legalize abortion up until the moment of birth”
“So in this particular example if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen, 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,” Northam said when speaking to WTOP.
Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse’s response was nothing short of ruthless.
“This is morally repugnant,” he said in a statement to the National Review. “In just a few years pro-abortion zealots went from ‘safe, legal, and rare’ to ‘keep the newborns comfortable while the doctor debates infanticide.’ I don’t care what party you’re from — if you can’t say that it’s wrong to leave babies to die after birth, get the hell out of public office.”
Others gave their responses via Twitter.
VA Governor Ralph Northam says infants w “deformities” may be candidates for abortion – AFTER birth. “The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable … and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.” That’s called infanticide
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 30, 2019
To believe it is okay to take a newborn baby's life is nothing short of satanic. This is even worse than what happened in NY. Could a “pediatrician” look at a newborn and say you will now die? This is giving death sentences to innocent newborn babies. https://t.co/khPHNyrdyR
— Brent Bozell (@BrentBozell) January 30, 2019
Gov Northam of VA says full-term baby that survived a late-term abortion "would be kept comfortable" until mother and doctor decided to go ahead and kill baby anyway. What's "comfortable" to the baby when it's killed? Sick, savage, and sinful. Yes, elections have consequences! https://t.co/CjvamjzTON
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) January 31, 2019
I have devoted my life to caring for children and any insinuation otherwise is shameful and disgusting.
— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) January 31, 2019
“I have devoted my life to caring for children and any insinuation otherwise is shameful and disgusting,” he wrote in a tweet.