The Virginia Governor who just last week explained that newborn babies could be murdered under a now-failed abortion bill being considered by the Virginia House of Delegates has found himself surrounded with controversy after a medical school yearbook picture of himself in either blackface or a KKK robe was uncovered.
Ralph Northam and the Virginia Democrats spent the weekend doing damage control for the stunning photo, which Northam initially admitted to being in and apologized for but later walked back and claimed he didn’t believe he was either of the men in the photo.
Meanwhile, Republicans and Democrats alike both called for his resignation in a culture that has become exponentially more concerned with what a man did during his high school and college years than whether or not he openly advocates for the murder of the unborn.
Life Site News reports that the Virginia Democrats canceled a planned town hall event featuring Democrat Del. Kathy Tran, who had been scheduled to speak at South County High School in Lorton on Saturday.
Tran famously defended a bill that would have legalized abortion up until 40 weeks, even, as she was forced to admit if a woman was in labor and dilating.
Commenting on what would happen under the bill if a woman in labor requested an abortion, Northam said: “So in this particular example, if the 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 desire, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”
“We are disappointed Delegate Tran and her colleagues chose to call off their town hall rather than face pro-life constituents, who were looking forward to the opportunity to voice their alarm over Delegate Tran’s radical abortion bill in person,” the Susan B. Anthony List, one of the rally’s organizers, said in a statement Friday evening. “Tran has taken to social media attempting to defend her legislation that, by her own admission, would allow abortion on demand right up through the moment of birth. Now she needs to listen to the voters. Our peaceful demonstration will take place as scheduled.”
As everyone and their mother debates a Governor’s history of highly politically incorrect costumes in college, let’s not forget that just days prior he had openly endorsed the active, state-condoned murder of a newborn baby.