Trump addresses Va. Gov. during State of the Union, calls for late-term abortion ban

Published: Feb. 6, 2019 at 7:40 AM EST
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During Tuesday night's State of the Union address, President Donald Trump pushed for Congress officials to ban late-term abortions; specifically referencing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam.

Trump referenced Governor Northam's stance on late-term abortions, commenting, “These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world. And then, we had the case of the governor of Virginia where he basically stated he would execute a baby after birth."

Northam has received large amounts of backlash for last week's

In a radio interview on WTOP on Jan.31, Northam defended the bill, saying, "It’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus that’s non-viable. So in this particular example, 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.”