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It’s pretty clear that both of the country’s political parties are have changed radically over the past few years, and they are changing still.
Donald Trump, of course, has transformed the GOP — you may have read about it. On the Democratic side, there have been profound changes, too — ones that don’t get as much quite as much attention. A party that for a hundred years stood with America’s middle class now represents the nation’s richest and its poorest.
The abortion debate erupted anew this week after a video surfaced showing the Democratic sponsor of a Virginia abortion proposal acknowledging it could allow women to terminate a pregnancy up until the moment before birth, for reasons including mental health.
“First New York, and now a proposed Virginia bill that would legalize abortion up to the moment of birth,” tweeted Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. “This is a sad commentary on the culture of death that continues to creep insidiously into the laws of our [country].”
Virginia Democratic Del. Kathy Tran is the sponsor of The Repeal Act, which seeks to repeal restrictions on third-trimester abortions. The bill — which was tabled in committee this week — has the support of top Democrats in the state, including Gov. Ralph Northam.