Syndicated Columnists

Syndicated Columnists

Fiction about late-term abortions again provides grist for the culture war

Under current law in Virginia, third-trimester abortions are permitted when a woman’s physician and two other doctors certify that continuing a pregnancy would result in a mother’s death, or “substantially and irremediably impair the mental or physical health of the woman.” This week Kathy Tran, a Democrat in Virginia’s House of Delegates, testified in favor of a bill that would end the requirement for two extra doctors to sign off on such abortions, and strike the words “substantially and irremediably” from the existing law. Similar legislation has been introduced in past years. Despite what you might have heard, at no point did Tran try to legalize infanticide.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred a believer in collective bargaining

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred addressed free agency system and potential labor strife at Cactus League media event on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz.