Fact Check:

Virginia's Gov was speaking about what happens when a someone delivers a non-viable fetus and cases of severe fetal abnormalities.

These comments have been repeatedly misused by the President to indicate something very different than what the Governor actually said. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1307030660390027264
Full comment:
“When we talk about third trimester abortions … it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus that is non-viable. 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.”
The legislation that the Governor was commenting on allows for abortion all trimesters in cases where it is determined by a physician that “the continuation of the pregnancy is likely to result in the death of the woman or impair the mental or physical health of the woman.”
Virginia law required that three doctors must certify that the mother’s physical and mental health is “substantially and irremediably” impaired to permit a third trimester abortion.

The new bill requires certification by one doctor.
You can follow @byKateSmith.
Tip: mention @twtextapp on a Twitter thread with the keyword “unroll” to get a link to it.

Latest Threads Unrolled: