In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump predicted the left’s increasingly radical position on abortion during his final debate with Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, who called the Republican nominee’s words “scare rhetoric.”
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“You can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb, in the ninth month, on the final day, and that’s not acceptable,” Trump said in October 2016, just ahead of Election Day.
Remember when Trump talked about the horrors of late term abortions and Hillary called it "scare rhetoric"? No, it wasn't scare rhetoric. It's exactly what democrats wanted. This new law in New York is horrifying and a tragedy. Isaiah 5:20 pic.twitter.com/mXGg4cVr0Y
— Quinn Mosier (@quinnmosier) January 24, 2019
While the former secretary of state was quick to shut down her opponent’s comments, telling him “that’s not what happens,” a lawmaker in Virginia just tried to pass a bill that would have allowed just that.
Earlier this week, Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R) asked Del. Kathy Tran (D), “Where it’s obvious a woman is about to give birth…would that be a point at which she could still request an abortion? She’s dilating.”
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She replied, “My bill would allow that, yes.”
The Virginia bill ultimately failed, but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) just signed similar legislation into law in his own state.
New York’s law essentially legalizes abortion up until the point of birth. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is also advocating a bill to protect late-term abortion.