Alabama Democratic Lawmaker Defends Abortion by Saying ‘Some Kids Are Unwanted, So You Either Kill Them Now or Kill Them Later’

Rep. John Rogers, D-Birmingham, speaks during the House session at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery on April 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

A Democratic state representative in Alabama justified the practice of abortion during a debate over a pro-life bill by arguing that “some kids are unwanted” and you either “kill them now or kill them later.”

Rep. John Rogers of Birmingham garnered widespread condemnation for comments he made during a debate over House Bill 314, which makes most abortion procedures a felony. The bill eventually passed by a vote of 74–3.

Rogers argued that he was opposed to the bill because he believed it was a woman’s choice whether to abort her children, and then went on to say that “some kids are unwanted.”

“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,” said Rogers.

Rogers’ statement was posted to social media on Wednesday by Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra, whose tweet got as of Thursday afternoon over 7,700 retweets.

Donald Trump Jr. retweeted Saavedra’s post and weighed in on the comments by Rogers, describing them as “stomach curling.”

“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,” tweeted Trump Jr.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski