‘You kill them now or you kill them later…’
(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.
In support of abortion, Alabama State Rep. John Rogers (D) questions what happens when the child is born “retarded” and “half deformed” pic.twitter.com/HMV7PCVffP
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) May 1, 2019
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.
It’s an abomination that Alabama has a Senator in @DougJones who is unabashedly pro-abortion & refuses to stand up to this type of extremism from members of his party in defense of innocent human life.
Alabama deserves a 100% pro-life voice representing us in the US Senate. https://t.co/Mpz5EbXhaI
— Bradley Byrne (@BradleyByrne) May 2, 2019