While other states have been busy spending the first part of the year launching legislative assault against their unborn citizens, Alabama is poised to pass a bill that will, once and for all, give these children the protection they deserve.
Alabama’s House Bill 314 aims to make abortion a Class A felony and attempted abortion a Class C felony, carrying maximum sentences of 99 years and 10 years in prison, respectively.
Although the bill eventually passed in the state’s Republican-controlled House, it wasn’t for a lack of obstruction and rhetoric from Democrats like Rep. John Rogers.
Rogers, who claims to be Catholic, was rightfully lambasted in nationwide news after making the most brazenly pro-death argument for abortion any elected official has ever dared to utter in public. According to Rogers, when it comes to the choice between killing “unwanted” babies in the womb or, presuming such children are doomed to a life of crime, killing them in the “electric chair,” the former is the better choice.
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
This has got to be the most inane, inflammatory argument for abortion the world has ever known. What kind of authority is Rogers to declare that so many of these “unwanted” children are invariably and inextricably bound to a dismal existence and lifelong criminal activity?
Who is Rogers to say that “unwanted” children don’t have just as much a chance of turning out to be upstanding members of society—or utter degenerates—as their wanted, planned counterparts?
First the comments from Ralph Northam on infanticide & now this.
One of the most horrific statements I've ever heard coming from a Democratic representative on abortion. The barbaric embrace of murder from the Dems is despicable. Every life is precious & worth fighting for. https://t.co/nY298wyRi0
— Bradley Byrne (@BradleyByrne) May 1, 2019
Believe it or not, Rogers’ disgusting comments didn’t end there.
He went on to argue that many children who would be born “retarded” and “half-deformed” should be aborted. “Some parents can’t handle a child with problems,” he said. “It could be retarded. It might have no arms and no legs.”
Again, who is to say that such a child does not have the right to live? Since when is physical or mental disability deserving of a death sentence? Where are the anti-ableist activists on this one?
This is eugenics, plain and simple, and conspicuously betrays the root intent of the abortion culture in our country. Margaret Sanger would be proud; in fact, this reads an awful lot like her writings.
Nick Vujicic—and his beautiful wife and children, for that matter—would certainly beg to differ that a child born without arms and legs should be aborted.
Seemingly exasperated and starting to lose his cool, Rogers concluded his statements to the House by saying he might just “bring a bill to force all men to have vasectomies. That would end this whole debate.”
And, for good measure, Rogers jabbed Donald Trump, Jr. on a separate occasion by saying his mother “should have aborted him.”
That last statement has left many people simply speechless. What on earth is in the water where Rogers lives?
Perhaps, however, the man’s clear mania displayed in his ferocious defense of child murder actually served a purpose. By pulling the palatable, dignified “pro-choice” veil off of the culture of death, Rogers’ rant may have actually convinced and convicted anyone previously unsure to vote “aye” to protect Alabaman children from people like him.
In spite of Rogers’ best efforts, HB 314 passed in the House in a landslide 74-3 vote.
All Republicans voted in favor of the bill, except for two who didn’t vote. Nearly all Democratic House members chose not to vote, walking out of the House chamber in protest.Republican state Rep. Terri Collins, the bill’s sponsor, said when she introduced the bill last month that the measure would provide “a vehicle to revisit the constitutionally-flawed Roe v. Wade decision,” WKRG reported.