Virginia Democrats Pass Bills to Enact Red Flag Laws and Allow Non-Doctors to Perform Abortions
Virginia Democrats in the state legislature passed a bill on Thursday that will enact unconstitutional red flag laws and followed it up with another piece of legislation that allows non-doctors to perform abortions.
Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, who has been accused of committing violent sexual assault, cast the tie-breaking vote on the abortion measure after the state senate reached a 20-20 deadlock.
The legislation will allow nurse practitioners and physicians assistants to perform abortions in the state of Virginia. It also will remove women from hearing the following information before receiving an abortion:
1. A full, reasonable and comprehensible medical explanation of the nature, benefits, and risks of and alternatives to the proposed procedures or protocols to be followed in her particular case;
2. An instruction that the woman may withdraw her consent at any time prior to the performance of the procedure;
3. An offer for the woman to speak with the physician who is to perform the abortion so that he may answer any questions that the woman may have and provide further information concerning the procedures and protocols;
4. A statement of the probable gestational age of the fetus at the time the abortion is to be performed and that fetal ultrasound imaging shall be performed prior to the abortion to confirm the gestational age
Making matters even worse, the other chamber in the Virginia legislature passed a bill to enact unconstitutional red flag laws that strip gun owners of due process in taking their guns. It passed by a 52-46 vote.
“Today we fulfilled our promise to make Virginia’s communities safer from preventable gun violence,” wrote Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn in a statement.
“Too many Virginians have lost a family member, friend, neighbor or co-worker because their elected representatives refused to take measures to keep firearms away from those who would do harm to themselves and others,” she added.
The red flag law was one of many anti-gun bills passed by the Virginia House Democrats today. They boasted about their progress in destroying the 2nd Amendment on social media:
Gun safety bills the House of Delegates passed today:
✅Universal background checks
✅Red flag law
✅Allow localities to regulate guns
✅Mandate reporting of lost/stolen guns
✅One handgun a month rule
✅Prohibiting child access to firearms
✅Disarming domestic abusers
— Virginia Democrats (@vademocrats) January 30, 2020
The red flag legislation and the bill to relax abortion restrictions still need to pass the other chamber and be signed by Governor Blackface Northam before they can be come law.
Unfortunately for conservatives, last week’s peaceful gun rights rally at the Virginia Capitol has not deterred the Democrats one iota. They are continuing with their march to destroy the Constitution at breakneck speed.