A bill that would make it illegal for doctors to perform an abortion on a fetus more than 20 weeks old is advancing in the legislature. Speaker Mike Flood of Norfolk brought the bill and became emotional as he remembered testimony from the committee hearing.
“Why does a baby that is going to be born with a disability become a better candidate for abortion? Does their disability make them less human? are they less deserving of the state’s protection?”
Opponents of the bill said it takes away complete control of the mother’s right to choose.