“New York lawmakers were delighted to see the passage of laws that would allow a baby to be ripped from the womb moments after it was born.”
This is misleading.
On January 22nd, the 46th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Roe signed the Reproductive Health Act against Wade, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Democrat of New York. The new law guarantees women the right to abortion in New York if Roe v. Calf should be tilted. It by and large doesn’t allow abortions until just before birth, as Trump has suggested. Instead, an abortion is allowed after 24 weeks to protect the mother’s health or if the fetus is not viable. Under previous law, abortions after 24 weeks were only allowed if the woman’s life was in danger.
“We had the case of the Virginia governor declaring he would execute a baby after it was born.”
This is wrong.
In an interview last month, Governor Ralph Northam said he supports a late abortion law that would relax the restrictions on the procedure and allow women to consult with a doctor about an abortion until the time of birth, but not.
The governor, a child neurologist, also spoke about some of the dangerous medical emergencies pregnant women could face, such as carrying a non-viable fetus. He said that in such a case the mother would give birth to the child and then “the child would be resuscitated if the mother and family so requested, and then a discussion would take place between the doctors and the mother”. While Mr. Northam was discussing a discussion about the death of a child who would not live, Republicans used his remarks as evidence that Mr. Northam supported the killing of babies after they were born.
Reporting was by Eileen Sullivan, Michael Tackett, Linda Qiu, Edward Wong, Eric Lipton, Eric Schmitt, Adam Liptak, Binyamin Appelbaum, Caitlin Dickerson, Charlie Savage, Coral Davenport, Glenn Thrush, Helene Cooper, Jim Tankersley, Julian E. Barnes Contributed by Katie Benner, Matt Phillips, Robert Pear and Thomas Gibbons-Neff.
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