As I write, it remains to be seen whether or not Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam will be able to keep his job after the exposure of photos from his medical school yearbook showing him either in blackface or in KKK robes. But if he resigns, he should receive going away thanks for exposing a very shameful truth about the abortion industry. For in his comments in advocating for a bill in the Virginia legislature that would have allowed abortions through the third trimester and as a practicing pediatric neurologist, he has ripped the covers off of the details of this horrendous practice, already permitted under the law in eight states, and exposed it for its true nature—infanticide, pure and simple.
The reaction to the Governor’s description of the procedure from Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) was spot on and spoke for many: “In just a few years pro-abortion zealots went from ‘safe, legal, and rare’ to ‘keep the newborns comfortable while the doctor debates infanticide'”. The bill later failed in the legislature, but the Governor’s remarks will live in infamy and serve to greatly heighten the abortion debate and energize the pro-life community of activists. It should also give new impetus and visibility to Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer, the documentary film about the murder case of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell that had not previously received the coverage it deserves. Ironically, the Governor has done a great service to the country and the unborn.