February 13, 2019

He's at it again. Lying. Making things up. For effect, and for adoration of a crowd of deplorables. With no consideration, perhaps even with hopes that people will get hurt. At a rally in El Paso last night, he whinnied about the Democrats having the gall to trust women to decide what's best for their own bodies surrounding pregnancy and childbirth.

"Democrats are also pushing extreme late-term abortion. Allowing children to be ripped from their mother's womb right up until the moment of birth. What's that all about?"

What that's all about, Donald, is called BIRTH. a child separating from their mother's womb at the moment of birth is called, well... BIRTH. Those mothers are giving birth, not having abortions. The vast majority of women who have abortions in the third trimesters do so because either their life is in danger or the life of their fetus is not viable.

He lied about Virginia's Gov. Northam:

"But the governor stated that he would even allow a newborn baby to come out into the world, and wrap the baby, and make the baby comfortable, and then talk to the mother and talk to the father, and then EXECUTE the baby! EXECUTE the baby."

Yeah. THAT'S what Gov. Northam said, Donald. Suuuuure. Here's what he really said.

This is why decisions such as this should be made by providers, physicians, and the mothers and fathers that are involved....When we talk about third-trimester abortions, it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities. There may be a fetus that’s nonviable....

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.

Now, to be fair, Northam's statement in the interview on which this lie is being based was confusing. However, no one in their right mind could read or listen to what he said and conclude Northam is in favor of executing babies after they're born.

Snopes gave the claim a "MOSTLY FALSE" rating.

Vox quoted a spokesperson for Northam as saying that the governor’s comments were “absolutely not” a reference to infanticide but rather “focused on the tragic and extremely rare case in which a woman with a nonviable pregnancy or severe abnormalities went into labor.” Also, according to NBC News, a spokesperson for Northam “disputed [President Trump’s] characterization” of his comments but did not provide any further clarifying details.

Vox agreed.

The governor’s comments were confusing, and some took them, at the time, as an endorsement of infanticide. But the governor has said that he was “absolutely not” talking about infanticide — and in any case, the Virginia bill would certainly not allow doctors to “execute” a baby after it’s born.

My friend, Cecily, was in the awful position of having to abort her twins at 23 weeks. One had, heartbreakingly, already died and she herself had developed near-fatal preeclampsia. Her other twin could not survive outside the womb. She was dying. The only way to save her life, (and her with it, her fertility, you goddamned "pro"-life freaks) was to have an abortion. Yes, inducing birth (what they did in her case) is technically considered abortion. But if Donald and his psychophants have their way, this procedure would be outlawed, and three lives would be lost instead of two.

Dr. Jen Gunter is a highly skilled OB/GYN, and performed late-term abortions for 15 years. She does a GREAT job of explaining why they are extremely rare, and only done when medically indicated, here in this thread. As she explained in her Vox article on the same subject, there IS NO SUCH THING as a 9-month abortion.

I don't give a good goddamn how inarticulate and awkwardly Northam explained his views on abortion after 20 weeks. He and Democrats are NOT advocates of infanticide. Abortion after 20 weeks is NOT something people do because they don't feel like being pregnant anymore. And no one on the pro-choice side, NO ONE, is in favor of executing babies. Jesus Christ on a cracker with Miracle Whip, people, what the hell is wrong with these anti-choice masochists? I mean, Donald is literally going to be the reason doctors, nurses, clinic workers, and volunteers who care for women like Cecily get killed. Sometimes I think that's actually his goal.

How "pro"-life of him.

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