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DanteAlighieri January 31st, 2019 3:07pm

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam defended a situation where a severely deformed newborn infant could be left to die, saying if a woman desired an abortion during labor, “a discussion would ensue” between doctors and the mother. Is this ethical?

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4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
01/31/19 6:53 pm

Now Dems are arguing for low is low enough for them.

paranoidandroid peace love science
01/31/19 5:23 pm

If you want to require resuscitation of a newborn who is severely deformed and destined for a short and painful life you should never be allowed to have a DNR.

AZlass Phoenix
01/31/19 10:15 am

If the mother expresses the desire for an abortion just after labor has begun, I would hope that a discussion would ensue. It’s what happens after that may be the problem.

Of course, if she makes this statement while in hard labor, I would hope it is taken with a grain of salt and any discussion would transpire after birth. Almost anything can and has been said during that time and usually not meant.

Scrltt64 Ohio
01/31/19 10:07 am

It is my understanding that he is also a doctor. His license should be pulled.

01/31/19 9:08 am

The moral and legal requirements would be the same here as they would for a car accident or other situation where any other human child was grievously injured.

suppressedID destiny is right now
01/31/19 8:17 am

“In reality, existing state law already provides for abortions throughout the third trimester”

This is a moot argument.

01/31/19 8:19 am

No, it’s not. He was defending an initiative to increase that to after birth as well.

01/31/19 8:08 am

Even if you’re pro-choice, it should be a no brained that doctors have a medical responsibility to do everything they can do to ensure the health and safety of a newborn infant after it has been born