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Trump Calls Out Ralph Northam on Infanticide: 'He Would Execute a Baby After Birth'

During his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Donald Trump blasted Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) for his remarks on infanticide. First, however, he hit Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) for his radical abortion bill.

"There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days," the president declared. "Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother's womb moments from birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies, who will never get the chance to share their love and their dreams with the world."

"And then, we had the case of the governor of Virginia, where he stated he would execute a baby after birth," Trump added, referencing Ralph Northam, who is also facing controversy over a racist photo from 1984.

Northam described the result of a failed late-term abortion when the baby has survived.

"If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen, the infant would be delivered," the governor said. "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 & mother."

Northam said that if a baby is born alive despite the efforts of the doctor to kill the baby in an abortion, the infant would "be resuscitated" only "if that's what the mother and the family desired." In other words, a baby who survives an attempted abortion should be considered dead, so that caring for the baby would be considered "resuscitation."

In contrast, Trump declared, "To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother's womb."

On Monday, however, a Senate Democrat shot down the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act sponsored by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.).

Trump concluded with a rousing message: "Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: All children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God."

Democrats have gone too far on abortion, and Trump responded with a rousing defense of the unborn.

Follow the author of this article on Twitter at @Tyler2ONeil.