Pro-lifers to picket Virginia Democrat who defended bill allowing abortion as woman gives birth
PETITION: Tell Virginia governor to retract outrageous statement allowing babies to die! Sign the petition here.
UPDATE at 6:10 p.m. on February 1, 2019: Democrats have cancelled their town hall meeting scheduled for February 2. Pro-lifers are still holding a rally, but the location has changed to 8390 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton, VA 22079. The Susan B. Anthony List says attendees should walk to the corner of Laurel Crest Dr. and Silverbrook Rd.
LORTON, Virginia, January 31, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – National and state pro-life groups are asking Virginians to protest outside of and attend a town hall meeting Saturday featuring Delegate Kathy Tran, who recently sponsored and defended a bill that would have allowed abortions on women who had already begun labor.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat and a pediatric neurologist, then suggested that Tran’s bill would also allow doctors to refuse to resuscitate an infant born alive after a failed abortion “if that’s what the mother and the family desire.”
“Delegate Tran and two other pro-abortion legislators are holding a public Town hall at South County High School in Lorton,” the Susan B. Anthony List wrote on Facebook. SBA List, Live Action, the Family Foundation Action, Concerned Women for America LAC, Students for Life of America, and Young Women for America are hosting a rally at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 2 before the town hall.
“We need as many pro-life Virginians as possible to show up at 12:00 Noon for the pro-life press conference and rally before the Townhall,” Sean Maguire, Director of Grassroots for the Family Foundation of Virginia, wrote in an urgent email to supporters. “We encourage concerned citizens to then stay for the Townhall, and call upon Delegate Tran and her allies to abandon this extreme legislation.”
“With the short notice on this extreme abortion legislation that was just introduced here in Virginia, it’s crucial that we show up in great numbers,” Maguire emphasized in his email.
Tran’s bill failed in committee late Tuesday.
President Trump has denounced the Virginia Democrats for their abortion extremism. Tran and Northam have faced massive backlash for their comments; last night, Northam fired back by tweeting, “I have devoted my life to caring for children and any insinuation otherwise is shameful and disgusting.”
He had defended infanticide just that morning.
On Saturday, participants are encouraged to dress warmly and arrive 30 minutes early, if possible.
Details are available here and listed below:
WHAT: URGENT Pro-Life Rally and Press Conference, featuring national and Virginia pro-life leaders
WHO: You and every pro-life Virginian you know!
WHY: To denounce radical abortion measures being introduced in our Commonwealth, and to call upon Delegate Tran to abandon this extreme legislation
WHERE: South County High School; 8501 Silverbrook Rd, Lorton, VA 22079 (meet outside the main entrance)
WHEN: This Saturday, February 2; Rally and Press Conference at 12:00 Noon. Please arrive 30 minutes early if you can, and dress warmly!