The governor of Democratic Virginia, Ralph Northam, quickly demolishes after his racist photo in a medical school yearbook has gone round the press.
A few days ago, Northam publicly endorsed abortion until and after the birth of a child or, as Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) Said, L & # 39; 39; infanticide.
On Friday, even the country's largest abortion provider called Northam to resign from his governorship.
Leana Wen, President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued a statement Friday night, Northam must withdraw:
"After the publication of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's phone book's pictures of racist actions and racist rhetoric, the US Planned Parenthood Federation is asking him to resign as governor of Virginia:
As the country's leading provider of reproductive health care, we have a responsibility to advocate on behalf of all patients and to provide compassionate health care to all. the people who go through our doors. There is no room for the racist actions or language of Governor Ralph Northam. He must resign from his governorship. The people of Virginia must be assured that their leaders will fight for them and support policies that protect their health, safety and value their communities. The actions of Governor Northam cast doubt on this. "
Until now, however, Northam seems to think that he can withstand this storm, despite the fact that many prominent members of the Democratic Party are turning their backs on him.
Following his previous statement apologizing for the photo, Northam posted a video on Twitter to apologize more.
"I accept responsibility for my past acts and I am ready to do the hard work necessary to regain your trust," Northam said. I spent the last year as governor fighting for a Virginia that works best for all. I pledged to continue this struggle for the rest of my term and to meet the expectations you set for me when you elected me to serve. "