Brooklyn’s Bishop Responds to VA Governor’s Comments On Abortion

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Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam is facing backlash tonight after saying he backed a proposal that would allow the abortion of a baby after the child was born.

He spoke on radio yesterday saying, “If a mother is 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 resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired. And then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Brooklyn’s Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio also spoke about Northam’s controversial remarks, saying “We heard today the governor in Virginia, who is a physician on top of it, basically was saying that two or three physicians may be good to make a decision if a child is born, if they can snuff it’s life out. It’s incredible what’s being said.”

Northam, who’s a pediatric neurosurgeon, later said he’s devoted his life to caring for children and anyone accusing him of the opposite is wrong.

The bill in question was tabled by Virginia state lawmakers.

President Trump described the governor’s comments as “terrible.”