The growing laws allowing third-trimester abortion is a serious issue for many Americans, and President Donald Trump should include a message about the topic in his State of the Union address next Tuesday, Rep. Mark Walker said Friday.
"One, because it's the righteous and moral thing to do; two, it is also political," the North Carolina Republican, a former minister, told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "When you have 80 percent of Americans standing with you on a certain issue it is common sense to do so not just from a political standpoint but the right thing and political thing to do but it is important we get this message out to all American people."
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is refusing to back down from comments about a late-term abortion proposal in his state that would have allowed women to have the legal right to abort a fetus up until and even after birth, and Walker said he finds that frustrating.
"One of the things that bothers me as well is almost the arrogance or prideful spirit he has with this," said Walker. "Never once have I heard him mention (anything) about the baby, the concerns about the third trimester."
However "81 percent of Americans are against" third-trimester abortion, said Walker, so perhaps the controversy is a wake-up call.
"I'm grateful that the great percentage of Americans understand that a baby, when it is viable, should have the opportunity and right to be able to live," said Walker.
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