The abortion debate erupted this week after a video surfaced showing the Democratic sponsor of a Virginia abortion proposal New York, and now a Virginia Bill that would legalize abortion to the moment of birth, "tweeted Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. 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 ̵
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The bill would remove a number of restrictions currently in place for late term abortions, including doing away with the requirement that two other physicians certify a third-trimester abortion is necessary to prevent the woman's death or her mental or physical health. The third trimester lasts up to 40 weeks.
Todd Gilbert, the Republican House majority leader, questioned about the bill during a hearing Monday. She was asked if she was physically disabled. "
" Where it's obvious that a woman is about to give birth she has been dilated, she asked.
"Mr. Chairman, that would … a decision that the doctor, the doctor would make that point, "Tran replied."
"I understand that," Gilbert replied. "I'm asking if that's allowed."
Tran replied: "My bill would allow that, yes."
Virginia Republicans shared video of the exchange, posting, "Heartbreaking … This is not Virginia. "
" Virginia House Democrats proposes legislation to allow abortions up to just seconds before that precious child takes their first breath … Thankfully, ours strong conservative majority what to defeat this bill, "the Virginia House of Delegates Republican Caucus posted on Facebook.
In promoting the bill, Tran has said it" eliminates medically unnecessary and unduly burdensome requirements that make it difficult for women to access abortions, "recognizing that" women have the constitutionally right to make their own bodies. "
The effort in Virginia follows New York passing a bill Mexico, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Va., And Washington, New York.
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The loosening of the laws comes as a pro-abortion activists fear the newly conservative Supreme Court intends to overturn the 1973 ruling that made abortions legal.
New York Gov. Tuesday, March 30, 2009 – The "Reproductive Health Act."
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If Roe v. Wade were overturned, 16 states could take steps to abortion. Four laws that would trigger bans, while 12 others have anti-abortion laws on the books that have been ruled unconstitutionally by or have not been enforced due to the 1973 Supreme Court decision, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research organization.
Fox News' Caleb Park contributed to this report.