In what appears to be a classic case of terminal tone deafness, the Democratic Virginia assemblywoman who is proposing an up-to-birth abortion bill actually praised her parents on Twitter for saving her from death in communist Vietnam as a baby.
“In 1979, my parents & I fled Vietnam as boat refugees,” Del. Kathy Tran said in the Tweet that she originally made on Dec. 13, 2018.
“My dad was a dentist in the South Vietnamese Army & went to reeducation prison,” she said. “Upon his release, my parents took me, not yet seven months old, onto the open sea. They risked our lives for hope, opportunity & freedom.”
Tran tweeted her comments, which were pinned to the top of her account, in regards to an Atlantic story about the Trump administration’s changing U.S. policy toward “Vietnamese migrants.”
The story noted: “Exclusive: The Trump administration has decided that Vietnamese migrants who arrived before the establishment of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Vietnam are subject to standard immigration law—meaning they are all eligible for deportation.”
On Monday, Tran discussed her bill in a Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee with GOP Delegate Todd Gilbert.
During the exchange, she hinted that her bill would allow a woman to have an abortion even when she’s full-term and dilating, about to give birth, CNSNews.com reported.
Gilbert: “So, where it’s obvious that a woman is about to give birth – she has physical signs that she is about to give birth – would that still be a point at which she could request an abortion if she was so certified? She’s dilating.”
Tran: “Mr. Chairman, that would be a, you know, a decision that the doctor, the physician and the woman would make, at that point.”
Gilbert: “I understand that. I’m asking if your bill allows that.”
Tran: “My bill would allow that. Yes.”
For the record, several OB/GYN physicians have gone on the record since Tran introduced her bill and the state of New York appears to have passed a similar one to say that there is no medically necessary reason “for the health of the mother” to abort a late-third trimester baby.
“There’s absolutely no reason to kill a baby before delivery in the third trimester,” Dr. Omar L. Hamada, an OB/GYN and former army surgeon, told Fox News.
“Not a fetal or maternal indication – what we say in medicine. If there’s a problem, and there are problems in the third trimester, both with the babies and with the mom that require delivery, just deliver the baby. We don’t have to kill it.”
Abortion extremists on the Left, who permeate the Democrat Party, are trying to claim that murdering late-term babies while edging towards legalizing post-birth abortions isn’t about the newborns, it’s about “women’s health,” “women’s freedom to choose,” and “a doctor’s decision.”
This is about whether we as a society value the sanctity of life or not. Democrats increasingly are demonstrating that they don’t — as a matter of policy — even to the point of being grossly hypocritical.
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