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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 09:05 AM

'It woke a sleeping giant': Republicans challenge Dems over N.Y. abortion law, Northam's comments

‘It woke a sleeping giant’: Republicans challenge Democrats over N.Y. abortion law, Northam’s comments

By Sean Sullivan, Anne Gearan and Mike DeBonis February 7 at 7:54 PM

Republicans are moving aggressively to force Democrats to answer for legislation to ease restrictions on late-term abortions and the recent controversial comments by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, sensing a new opening on a divisive issue that could be a factor in the 2020 elections.

President Trump criticized New York Democrats and the embattled Virginia governor in his State of the Union address this week, accusing lawmakers of allowing “a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth” and Northam (D) of basically stating that “he would execute a baby after birth.”

While the president’s descriptions were misleading, they under­scored the GOP’s determination to capitalize on what it sees as Democrats’ unforced errors in the way they have addressed abortion.

“To hear it described by the governor of Virginia in the way he described it was grisly and alarming, I think, to most people, and it woke a sleeping giant,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said of Northam’s comments in a recent radio interview in which he described what would happen if a third-trimester abortion resulted in a live birth.

Republicans said it implied infanticide; Northam later said he was discussing medical treatment that would ensue.

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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 09:12 AM

1. One issue voters

They already had them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 09:22 AM

2. Are we putting these ripped babies from the womb in cages???

Perhaps that should be discussed as well.

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