South Carolina lawmakers have introduced legislation that seeks to criminalize abortion and make women and their doctors subject to felony charges if they receive or perform the procedure. Their efforts mark the latest state-level push to restrict access to abortion as politicians across the country prepare for a potential overturn of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court. State Senator Richard Cash and state Representative Josiah Magnuson separately introduced mirroring "personhood" legislation to South Carolina's legislature this session. The House bill specifically seeks to "establish that the right to life for each born and preborn human being vests at fertilization." By defining the beginning of life at fertilization, the proposals would effectively prohibit abortion, granting that the unborn can't be "deprived of life without due process of law nor denied the equal protection of the laws." The Senate bill matches that language.Magnuson's law makes exceptions for when the mother's … [Read more...] about South Carolina lawmakers propose criminalizing abortion
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WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — Tempers continued to flare Thursday over efforts to loosen abortion restrictions in state legislatures as Republicans claimed Democrats were endorsing “infanticide” and Democrats accused Republicans of an “orchestrated ambush,” but advocates insist the changes are less drastic than the heated rhetoric suggests. “Do you remember when I said Hillary Clinton was willing to rip the baby out of the womb? That’s what it is. That’s what they’re doing. It’s terrible,” President Donald Trump said in an interview with The Daily Caller Wednesday. Some Republicans called for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign after comments he made about third-trimester abortions while discussing a bill proposed by Del. Kathy Tran. “If a mother’s in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be … [Read more...] about What would controversial abortion laws in New York, Virginia actually do?
close Video Virginia governor pushes proposal that allows termination up until birth Fox News host Tucker Carlson and pro-choice advocate Monica Klein got into a heated debate Wednesday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” about a proposed Virginia law that would allow women to terminate a pregnancy up until the moment before birth. The interview began with Carlson asking Klein for her thoughts on comments made by Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, that calls to reduce restrictions on late-term abortions. Klein accused Carlson of wanting to go back to a time when women resorted to back-alley abortions and used "coat hangers." Video “I think that right now, reproductive healthcare is under attack by the Republican Party. Seventy-two percent of Americans support right to choose,” Klein said. “We have [President Donald] Trump and sexual predator [Supreme Court … [Read more...] about Tucker Carlson and pro-choice advocate have heated debate on Virginia abortion bill
U.S. A new proposal in Virginia that would loosen regulations on third-trimester abortion has been blasted by Fox News and Republicans who claim that the bill would allow women to kill their children after they have been born. The allegation is provably false, but continues to be spread by President Donald Trump’s oldest son, elected officials and various media outlets. Virginia currently allows third-term abortions when a mother’s life is at severe risk and if three doctors sign off. The bill, proposed by Virginia House Democrats, would require only one doctor’s approval and omit the words “substantially and irremediably” when referring to the health risk posed to the mother. This week, Democratic delegate Kathy Tran said that the new rules would allow abortions up until the moments a woman gives birth. The bill was rejected. On Wednesday, Republicans began circulating a shortened clip of Virginia governor Ralph Northam appearing to say that an … [Read more...] about Governor’s Comments on Virginia Abortion Bill Lead Conservatives to Claim He Supports Infanticide (He Doesn’t)
Virginia Democrat Del. Kathy Tran is the sponsor of The Repeal Act, which seeks to repeal restrictions on third-trimester abortions. (Kathyfordelegate.com) The abortion debate erupted anew this week after a video surfaced showing the Democratic sponsor of a Virginia abortion proposal acknowledging it could allow women to terminate a pregnancy up until the moment before birth, for reasons including mental health. “First New York, and now a proposed Virginia bill that would legalize abortion up to the moment of birth,” tweeted Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. “This is a sad commentary on the culture of death that continues to creep insidiously into the laws of our [country].” Virginia Democratic Del. Kathy Tran is the sponsor of The Repeal Act, which seeks to repeal restrictions on third-trimester abortions. The bill -- which was tabled in committee this week -- has the support of top Democrats in the state, including Gov. Ralph … [Read more...] about Outrage as video shows Virginia abortion bill sponsor saying plan would allow termination up until birth