RICHMOND, VA – Today, Delegate Wren Williams (R – Stuart) issued the following statement:
“The Virginia Senate Democrats just killed our Infant Born-Alive Protection Act (HB304). This bill had already passed the House of Delegates, and would have required any child born alive or surviving a botched abortion to be protected and administered life-saving aid.”
“This bill was a direct response to former Governor Ralph Northam’s 2019 statement on air, where he medically explained how an ‘abortion’ would be performed at and after the point of birth. Northam said, ‘I can tell you exactly what would happen: 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, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.’”
“Let me provide some moral clarity: That is not even abortion we are talking about anymore. What former Governor Northam described is infanticide. It is horrifying. And for all the talk about how Ralph Northam’s on-air comments were a ‘misspeak’ or ‘taken out of context,’ this vote proves that guaranteeing a legal path to murder infants at and after their birth is a feature, not a bug of the Virginia Democrat Party.”
“Guaranteeing the human rights of our children and outlawing infanticide should not be controversial. Infanticide should not be a partisan issue. For my part, I will never stop fighting for the rights of the most vulnerable among us who have no voice. And I will always stand for the sanctity of human life.”
Wren Williams is currently the sitting delegate representing Virginia’s 9th House District, serving on the Committee on Public Safety, Committee on Privileges and Elections, and the Committee on Courts of Justice. Prior to running for the House of Delegates, Wren served as Chairman of the Patrick County Republican Committee, where he increased membership, helped flip the board of supervisors to Republican control, and raised money to make Patrick County one of the most active Republican Committees in the Commonwealth earning the Republican Party of Virginia’s “Unit of the Year” award. During the 2020 election, Wren traveled the country to help the Republican National Committee (RNC) and President Trump fight for election integrity in the courtroom in Wisconsin. Outside of politics, Wren lives in Stuart, Va. with his wife, Britt, where they own and operate Schneider & Williams Law Firm.