An Alabama State Rep. is drawing outrage from Republicans for comments he made against a state bill that would criminalize abortion.
State Rep. John Rogers (D) said abortion “ought to be a woman’s choice,” before adding, “Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later.”
“You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, and you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later,” he continued, according to a video posted online.
The comments were widely circulated among conservatives and other right-leaning media outlets the day after an Alabama bill banning nearly all abortions passed the state’s House of Representatives, as reported here yesterday.
If the bill becomes law, the measure would criminalize abortions in all cases unless the health of the woman was in danger. It would also make it a Class C felony for a doctor to perform the procedure in the state.
The video was first reported on by The Daily Wire.