Fox & Friends host on abortion bills: Children could be murdered if Republicans aren't elected

Fox & Friends host on abortion bills: Children could be murdered if Republicans aren't elected 

Ainsley Earhardt: "It is very scary, isn't it? To know that if Republicans lose that power, this could happen; children could be -- many people have called it murder."

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From the January 31 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): The more we learn about this repeal act, House Bill 2491, the more grisly it is. Why was it you took that tack in interviewing her and asking her questions about her bill? 

DEL. TODD GILBERT (VIRGINIA HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER): Well, of course we were fully aware of the implications of the bill, that it would remove almost any reasonable restrictions on the right to an abortion, right up until the moment of birth, and we wanted to hear her say it. While horrifying, none of her answers were surprising. If anything was surprising about her answers, it was the level of honesty that she exhibited.

DOOCY: Right. 

GILBERT: And while we appreciate that, because it has cast a light, a bright light, on the agenda of our Democratic colleagues -- not just in Virginia, but all across the country -- while we appreciate the honesty, we remain horrified at the implications of what might happen if they ever get the chance to make that the law of Virginia. 

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Yeah, because with Republicans in the majority, this bill did not actually pass. 

GILBERT: Correct. 

EARHARDT: You guys won -- because it was voted 5-3, against this bill. But it is very scary, isn't it? To know that -- 

GILBERT: Yes.

EARHARDT: If Republicans lose that power, this could happen; children could be -- many people have called it murder. 

GILBERT: Absolutely. This bill had 20 Democratic co-patrons and the full-throated support of the governor of Virginia. And so, you know, it -- I weep for Virginia should this extreme agenda ever take a foothold here in our commonwealth.

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