She does not represent millions of Asian women, who love motherhood and cherish their children. Women are called “mothers” throughout pregnancy. It is appalling that Delegate Tran would support a bill that brutally ends the life of children, right before birth. Our parents came to America to give their children better lives, not to end them. What is wrong with these women, who have achieved so much, and could be shining examples for our community?
The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) commented on the postponement in a statement sent to Breitbart News:We are disappointed Delegate Tran and her colleagues chose to call off their town hall rather than face pro-life constituents, who were looking forward to the opportunity to voice their alarm over Delegate Tran’s radical abortion bill in person. Tran has taken to social media attempting to defend her legislation that, by her own admission, would allow abortion on demand right up through the moment of birth. Now she needs to listen to the voters. Our peaceful demonstration will take place as scheduled.Tran introduced a bill – that has since been tabled – that would allow women to ask for an abortion even moments before birth. In a key exchange with Republican Del. Todd Gilbert that went viral, Tran said there were no limits on when an abortion could take place in her bill:Gilbert: Where it’s obvious a woman is about to give birth, that she has physical signs that she is about to give birth. Would that be a point at which she could still request an abortion if she was so certified? She’s dilating.Tran: Mr. Chairman, that would be a decision that the doctor, the physician, and the woman would make at that point.Gilbert: I understand that. I’m asking if your bill allows that.Tran: My bill would allow that, yes.
Following the firestorm over the bill, Tran defended her comments.“I was caught off guard and probably wasn’t as artful in the moment as I could have been,” she said. “The bill is intended to remove unnecessary medical and unduly burdensome barriers that women have to accessing healthcare.”Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam, a recipient of over $2 million in donations from Planned Parenthood during his 2017 gubernatorial campaign, defended the legislation and doubled down on comments he made in support of the bill.“On the heels of New York’s radical expansion of abortion,
Delegate Tran’s bill and Governor Northam’s statements reveal with alarming clarity what the modern Democratic Party stands for and their agenda for our nation – abortion on demand, up until the moment of delivery and even beyond,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, SBA List president. “This position is irreconcilable with the beliefs, values, and desires of most Americans.”Despite the postponement of the townhall, Students for Life of America (SFLA) plans to have Tina Whittington, SFLA vice president, as a speaker at the press conference and rally.Whittington, a Virginia resident, said in a statement: “Millennials understand the violent reality of abortion and see past the attempt by pro-choice groups to disguise legalized infanticide as ‘choice.’ We will continue to speak out against this great injustice.”“With leaders in New York and Virginia pushing America’s abortion extremism to infanticide, the need to defend women and preborn infants from these inhumane practices is energizing voters nationwide,” said Kristan Hawkins, SFLA president. “To get ready for the day after Roe, SFLA is launching a new c4 organization, Students for Life Action, getting this Pro-Life Generation activated for the ground game of defending life.”A recent poll, conducted by pollster the polling company, inc./WomanTrend for SFLA’s Institute for Pro-Life Advancement, found 70 percent of millennials support restrictions on abortion.A recent Marist poll also found 75 percent of Americans want substantial restrictions on abortion, including 60 percent of Democrats and 61 percent of those who identify as “pro-choice.”