By Maureen Ferguson

Butterflies and babies. Both are beautiful. Both develop in miraculous ways. A butterfly emerges after about 12 days in a cocoon, where it began as a caterpillar. A baby takes a little longer, emerging from the womb after about 40 weeks of life as a fetus.

On Jan. 9, Del. Kathy Tran, D-Va., introduced two bills in the state legislature: one affects butterflies, the other affects babies. According to Tran’s website, the first bill’s goal is to “help save … butterflies by protecting the fall cankerworm (caterpillar)” from deadly insecticides.

The other bill’s goal, Tran explained in a now-viral video, is to allow late-term abortion up until the moment of birth.

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