Democrat Del. Kathy Tran Wins ‘Defender of Choice’ Award for Her Late-Term Abortion Bill

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Democrats don’t seem to have learned from the backlash this bill generated

The Virginia Chapter of NARAL honored Delegate Kathy Tran Wednesday for her bill to allow late-term abortions up to the moment of birth — a bill co-patroned by 21 Virginia Democrats.

In awarding Tran with the “Defender of Choice” Award, Virginia House Minority Leader Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax), applauded Tran’s dedication to the cause of late-term abortions.

“When anti-abortion legislators launched a coordinated attack on her — and I can assure it was coordinated — not only on her, but the bill that she introduced and carried, Kathy did not back down, in fact she doubled down,” Filler-Corn said while introducing Tran at the awards ceremony.

Tran’s bill was met with widespread outrage and condemnation, even among some members of the pro-abortion community. A recent Gallup poll finds that only 13% of Americans believe abortion during the third-trimester should be legal, and a Marist poll following the outcry over the Tran bill found a huge shift in attitudes toward pro-life positions.

“Delegate Tran’s bill was appalling,” said Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R – Shenandoah). “Yet Democrats don’t seem to have learned anything from the massive backlash this bill generated. The video of Delegate Tran defending her extreme bill has been viewed millions of times and has generated one of the most significant shifts toward pro-life support in our nation’s history.

“Early term abortion is controversial. Late term abortion is not. Virginia Democrats are completely disconnected from mainstream Virginia voters.”