Mitch McConnell’s (R., Ky.) Democratic challenger Amy McGrath fundraised with a co-sponsor of Virginia’s controversial abortion bill that made headlines earlier this year.
Amy McGrath appeared in a photo on Twitter with Virginia state representative Marcus Simon (D.). Simon signed on to co-sponsor Virginia H.B. 2491, which permitted abortions through the end of the third trimester of pregnancy. During a presentation of the bill, state representative Kathy Tran (D.), who introduced the legislation, confirmed that it would allow for abortion up until birth. It was defeated via voice vote.
When defending the bill, Va. governor Ralph Northam infamously commented on the bill’s allowance for what critics referred to as infanticide. “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,” he said at the time. “And then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”