Alabama Dem. Defends Abortion: ‘Some Kids Are Unwanted’

‘You kill them now or you kill them later…’

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(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) While opposing a pro-life bill in Alabama’s state legislature, one Democratic lawmaker defended abortion by saying it mainly cost the lives of “unwanted” children.

“You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair,” said Rep. John Rogers, D-Birmingham. “So, you kill them now or you kill them later.”

The bill would make it a felony to perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy, effectively banning abortion in the state.

It passed the Republican-controlled House overwhelmingly, with a 74-3 vote, and will advance to the state Senate.

Rogers said the legislation would hurt families who have “retarded” and “half-deformed” babies.

Rogers said criminalizing abortion is wrong because it “ought to be a woman’s choice.”

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., on Thursday tweeted outrage over Rogers’s remarks and said the state’s top Democratic leader, Sen. Doug Jones—who hasn’t thus far commented on Rogers’s comments—should be ashamed to share his positions.