(The Daily Caller) – When the president of the United States, in his State of Union Address, needs to remind Congress that infanticide is immoral, and in response, half of the chamber sits on its hands, it suggests national politics are even more hopelessly gridlocked on life issues than ever before. Meanwhile, states are pursuing their own paths.
Let us consider three recent examples of extremism. First, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signed the so-called “Reproductive Health Act,” which functionally permits abortion through the entirety of pregnancy. Cuomo’s extremism was soon outdone, however, by Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran, who proposed a bill that would have allowed abortion even as a woman was in active labor and about to deliver her child.
Finally, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s now-infamous statements to a Washington, DC radio station advocated a practice that appears indistinguishable from infanticide: “If a mother is in labor … 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 mother.”
Since the passage of Roe vs. Wade in 1973, which legalized abortion on demand, we have witnessed highly contentious battles between pro-life and pro-abortion advocates. CONTINUE