Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups have dumped millions of dollars into Virginia politics in the past several years, bringing pro-abortion Democrats into power. Infamously, in 2019, Gov. Northam went so far as to support infanticide for infants who survive abortions.
Last year, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam revealed how he is perfectly fine with killing babies in infanticide. Today he signed a bill that repeals virtually every major pro-life law saving babies from abortions.
Northam announced he signed the Reproductive Health Protection Act, repealing laws designed to protect unborn children and provide with with informed consent, to ensure abortion centers follow basic health and safety rules. In his signing message, Northam made a sexist claim — attacking men just because they support protecting women and unborn children.
“No more will legislators in Richmond—most of whom are men—be telling women what they should and should not be doing with their bodies,” said Governor Northam. “The Reproductive Health Protection Act will make women and families safer, and I’m proud to sign it into law.”
The bills Northam signed repeal informed consent requirements for abortions and allow non-doctors to do them. They repeal the state Women’s Right to Know law, which ensured women were offered facts about their pregnancies, abortion risks and alternatives, and allowed to see an ultrasound of their unborn child. It also informed women of their legal rights and required a 24-hour waiting period before the abortion.
The bill ends Virginia’s requirement that a licensed doctor perform abortions and allows less trained medical workers to abort unborn babies. It also eliminates informed consent requirements, including making sure a woman knows that she “may withdraw her consent at any time prior to” the abortion. Under the legislation, abortion facilities also no longer will be required to offer women the chance to see the ultrasound of their unborn baby or hear the baby’s heartbeat.