Alabama Democrat on Abortions: We Might As Well “Kill Them Now”
Big shout-out to Alabama State Rep. John Rogers (D), who came about as close as any Democrat to giving a full-throated definition of the true meaning of the “pro-choice” leftist ideology. As part of a filibuster against legislation that would essentially ban abortion in the state, Rogers said that the legality of abortion basically came down to a question of when we wanted to kill these individuals – now, or later in their lives.
“Some kids are unwanted,” Rogers said. “So you kill them now or you kill them later. You bring them into the world unwanted, unloved, and then you send them to the electric chair. So you kill them now or you kill them later, but the bottom line is I don’t think we should be making that decision.”
One can imagine how loudly they groaned inside the offices of Planned Parenthood’s national headquarters when they heard THIS stunning argument in favor of abortion. Granted, the nation’s leading abortionists have been trying to normalize the procedure through some stunningly graphic slogans in recent years, but we doubt they were ready for: “Kill Them Now or Kill Them Later. Planned Parenthood.” Not exactly the kind of motto that gets you a corner office on Madison Avenue.
Rogers later acknowledged that even if a child might not be headed for the electric chair, he or she might just be too much trouble for the overburdened parents.
“Some parent’s can’t handle a child with problems,” he said. “It could be retarded. It might have no arms and no legs.”
Hey, another slogan unlikely to be found on a poster. “It Could Be Retarded. Planned Parenthood.”
But while Rogers may not be called on anytime soon to be the left’s newest spokesman on abortion, he did nothing less than articulate the mainstream Democratic position on the issue. The only place he really went wrong was in using words like “child” and “kids.” No one apparently told him that you’re supposed to use clinical terms like “fetus” and “unwanted tissue.” You’re certainly never supposed to use the word “kill.” How can you kill that which has no life? Unborn fetal tissue masses are just…stuff. An abortion is no more serious than blowing your nose. This guy went way off the script.
Despite Rogers’ powerful “kill ‘em now or kill ‘em later” argument, the bill to recognize an unborn fetus as a person passed the Alabama legislature 74 to 3.