VA Governor Ralph Northam has had a really bad week. (And so have the people of VA)In an interview earlier in the week, Northam was asked about his support of a bill introduced in the VA legislature that would allow a woman to have an abortion as late as while she was in labor and had begun dilating. Yet, Northam went even further and, shockingly suggested that a child that had been born could be killed if the mother desired.
You don’t believe it? That’s understandable. But here is the exact quote from Northam, a pediatric neurologist. Speaking of a child that wasn’t aborted before a mother entered 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 desired. And then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”
As if that wasn’t enough, on Wednesday an old yearbook photo from the 1980’s surfaced that purportedly showed Northam in blackface make up. Northam denies that it’s actually a picture of him but can’t explain how it was on his yearbook page.
After the photos surfaced, several members of Northam’s own party called for him to resign. As a couple of days have passed, VA’s two US Senators, both of whom are former governors, have also called for him to resign.
So which is more stunning—the kind of week that VA’s governor has had or that the calls for the governor to resign didn’t start when he said that children should be allowed to be killed after they had been born, if that was the desire of the mother?