Brent Bozell: ‘Where’s the Outrage’ Over Gov. Northam’s Endorsement of Infanticide?

By Emily Ward | February 5, 2019 | 10:53 AM EST

MRC President Brent
Bozell. (

( -- On Monday, Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell called out some Americans for too quickly forgetting their outrage over Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s (D) endorsement of infanticide.

“The governor was saying, if this baby somehow survives, make that baby comfortable, and then decide whether or not you want to execute that baby,” Bozell said. “Where’s the outrage?”

Bozell pointed out that after a racist photograph from Northam’s yearbook surfaced on Friday, “everybody” forgot about Northam’s infanticide comments and focused on his apparent racism.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D), who supports abortion at the moment of birth and
even killing a child post-birth under proposed legislation in the state. (Getty Images)

“Every newscast – every newscast – has been focused on this,” Bozell said. “Every national Democratic leader – Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, both United States senators – Democrats – in Virginia, the former governor, Joe Biden – everybody – has denounced him, called on him to resign. This goes beyond the pale; even Republicans have done the same thing.”

“Now, as awful as racism is, and if, in fact, he was doing something of a racist nature, which he very well may have been doing, he deserves the highest possible condemnation,” Bozell continued.

“But I’ve watched this in disbelief, asking myself the question, ‘What happened to the fact that this man endorsed infanticide?’” said Bozell, a long-time pro-life and conservative leader. “What happened to that horror? It’s been forgotten. In 72 hours, we’ve forgotten.”

In an interview on WTOP’s “Ask the Governor” last Wednesday, Northam suggested that a woman and her physician could leave a newborn baby to die if that was what the family “desired.”

“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen,” Northam said in the interview. “The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Northam was discussing a bill proposed by Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran (D) last Monday that would have eliminated restrictions on abortion and allowed abortion right up to the moment of birth, as a woman was “dilating.” The bill was voted down in committee.

Virginia State Delegate Kathy Tran (D), who sponsored
legislation that would allow abortion up to the moment of
birth. (YouTube)

Bozell called for “some real soul-searching” among Americans.

“This is why there needs to be some real soul-searching in our country, and some real soul-searching among ourselves, with everyone asking himself this question: ‘Where do I stand, right at this moment, with all this being in the news? How outraged am I still, or have I accepted this as the new reality – that it is okay to have a conversation about killing a child after that child is born?’”

“If we accept that, God help us,” he said. “God help this country.”

Disclosure: Brent Bozell is president of the Media Research Center, the parent organization of

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