During a filibuster session on an abortion ban bill in Alabama, State Rep. John Rogers said, “some kids are unwanted. So you kill them now, or kill them later.”
Without mincing any words, Rogers defended abortion as a woman’s right to choose, and described an unplanned pregnancy as a false choice between killing a child in the womb or bringing them into the world to “send them to the electric chair.”
Alabama State Rep. John Rogers (D) on abortion: “Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later. You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later” pic.twitter.com/dxPg6X759h
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 1, 2019
The Alabama House of Representatives ultimately passed the bill up for debate, House Bill 314, which would legally recognize the life of an unborn child, and therefore criminalize the act of killing an unborn child.
“The heart of this bill is to confront a decision by the [Supreme] Court in 1973 that says that the child in the womb is not a human being,” said the bill’s sponsor, Republican State Rep. Terri Collins.
The Alabama Political Reporter says Rogers is a Catholic who is personally pro-life, but his comments on children in utero or with special needs are not pro-life.
“Some parents can’t handle a child with problems,” Rogers said. “It could be retarded. It might have no arms and no legs.”
Most abortion providers and supporters prefer euphemisms such as “termination” and sell the “procedure” as “health care.” Unlike Planned Parenthood and others profiting from the abortion industry, Rogers described abortion as what it really is: killing a baby.