Alabama Democrat on abortion: "Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later"

2nd May 2019

John Rogers
Alabama Rep. John Rogers has sparked outrage.

He also targeted disabled babies

An Alabama politician has been slammed after he made some horrifying comments about “unwanted” children during a debate on abortion.

Abortion for "unwanted" and "retarded" children

In a particularly extreme example of the pro-abortion argument that restricting abortion leads to children that will have terrible lives, Alabama Rep. John Rogers argued that women needed the choice to kill their unwanted children, as they would only end up dead later.

"Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later," Mr Rogers said. "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."

He then went on to argue that disabled babies should be targeted for abortion, saying: ““Some parents can’t handle a child with problems. It could be retarded. It might have no arms and no legs.”

Bill defending the person in the womb

The remarks were made in the State House during a debate on the Human Life Protection Act, which would ban nearly all abortions in Alabama. The bill was introduced by State Rep. Terri Collins, who said that 'the heart of this bill is to confront a decision that was made by the courts in 1973 that said the baby in a womb is not a person.” It passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday by an overwhelming margin of 74 votes to 3, and now moves to the State Senate.

"Sickening" abortion extremism

Mr Rogers’ comments, which come amid increased extremism in the US abortion debate, have sparked outrage among commentators and political opponents. “So easy for every human alive to pontificate and decide why others in the womb, who can’t speak, should be destroyed and denied THEIR life,” Alabama Republican Party chairman Terry Lathan said, while Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son, tweeted: “Every Democrat running for President needs to be asked where they stand on this. The extreme turn we've seen from Dems on abortion recently is truly sickening.”