Democrat Delegate in Virginia: ‘I Am Sorry’ for Co-Sponsoring Late-Term Abortion Bill

Says she signed on to Kathy Tran's bill without reading it

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A Virginia state delegate, Dawn Adams, had a change of heart, claiming she had made a mistake by signing on to delegate Kathy Tran’s legislation regarding third-trimester abortions.

Adams agreed to co-sponsor Tran’s bill without reading the wording.

Does that remind you of anything? Why is it that Democrats don’t read bills before signing them? Is it in the water?

When it comes to removing restrictions from abortions, Democrats now use the term reproductive health — when that has nothing to do with the killing of the unborn.

The Repeal Act, which was defeated by Republicans this week, would eliminate the requirement that three physicians certify that a third-trimester abortion is necessary to prevent the woman’s death or impairment of her mental or physical health, as well as the need to find that any such impairment to the woman’s health would be “substantial and irremediable.”

Ms. Tran sparked a firestorm during a hearing Monday after she confirmed that under her bill, a nine-months pregnant woman could request only one doctor to certify an abortion while she was already in labor.

“I vaguely remember signing on to this, and I did this in solidarity with my colleague and as a symbolic gesture for a woman’s right to choose,” she wrote. “I am sorry that I did not exercise due diligence before this explosion of attention; had I done so, I would not have co-patroned.” (source: The Washington Times)

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“Sorry, constituents, I’m such a poor legislator I don’t read the bills I co-sponsor nor understand their ramifications.”

Adams doesn’t want to be held accountable for her judgments, actions, and consequences — cowardice in every aspect of her life.

I respect that you apologized, but I don’t forgive or forget. I also see a trend of officials not reading local, state and federal legislation — and its pending intent is not fully understood.

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Several cases of this have been documented and they’re available on the web and social networking by college interns in journalism interviewing public elected officials.

Maybe it’s time for these non-readers to stay in their office and read proposals — instead of letting their aids interpret it for them.

Also, less camera time wouldn’t be bad, either.

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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