Debate over abortion is nothing new, but one Alabama Democrat is under fire for his recent remarks.
State Representative John Rogers sparked controversy because of some recent remarks he made about abortion in Alabama. During a debate over a recently passed bill designed to protect the unborn in the state, Rogers outraged both his own party members and conservatives with his statements.
Stating in part “Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later”, Rogers was speaking out against the proposed abortion ban, but his choice of words was called out by both sides. Conservatives in the Republican-controlled House decried his outlandish statement – while Democrats squirmed because he used the word “kill” in a statement supporting abortion. “Termination”, “ending” and similar words are the preferred lingo of the left – “kill”, while accurate, is a little too descriptive for the progressive party.
The controversy began after the House overwhelming approved a new state bill that would make performing an abortion a felony. The rule would apply at any stage of gestation, with exceptions for those women whose overall health was at risk because of the pregnancy. After passing with an overwhelming 74-3 majority the abortion ban for providers has proceeded to the state Senate.
While this is a state bill, the nation is watching it closely; if it eventually heads to the Supreme Court, it could cause the conservative-leaning group to reconsider Roe vs. Wade.
Some legislators at the state level opposed the anti-abortion proposal, which would criminalize the act of performing the procedure, but Democrat John Rogers took things a step further. During the ongoing debate over the new law, Rogers stated:
”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.”
The comments sparked immediate outrage from both sides of the aisle. Comparing abortion procedures with executions and the electric chair hardly fits in with the progressive party line of “pro-choice” and “babies are not living until they are born”. By comparing the death of an infant to the death of a full grown adult or teen, even one who has committed horrible crimes, indicates that the baby in question is a human — something progressives rarely want to admit.
Rogers’ further statements did nothing to improve things. He also mentioned that if not aborted, the children could grow up to be “retarded” or “half deformed” if they were to be born at all. Rogers statements received national publicity and sparked outrage from both sides of the aisle. He has yet to provide any reasoning or additional insight for his comments — and brought the conversation about abortion in Alabama to national attention.
In a way, we should probably welcome the effort by some Democrats to at least be honest about what they really want…
~ Conservative Zone