Yesterday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation that would prevent new abortion facilities from opening near schools. The new bill would also make it a crime for doctors to perform abortions at any stage of pregnancy unless the woman’s life is at risk.
NPR reports – In what would likely become the most restrictive abortion ban in the country, the Alabama House Tuesday passed a bill that would make it a crime for doctors to perform abortions at any stage of a pregnancy unless a woman’s life is threatened. The legislation is part of a broader anti-abortion strategy to prompt the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider the right to abortion.
Republican state Rep. Terri Collins of Decatur, Ala. defended her “Human Life Protection Act” during, at times, contentious debate on the House floor.
“This bill is focused on that baby that’s in the womb that is a person,” Collins said. “That baby, I believe, would choose life.”
Democratic lawmakers walked out in protest before the final 74 to 3 vote. During the debate, they questioned the motive for an abortion ban in a state that’s refused to expand Medicaid. “I do support life, but there are some people that just support birth they don’t support life,” said Democratic Rep. Merika Coleman of Birmingham, Ala. “Because after a child is born there are some things that need to happen. We need to make sure that child has adequate health care,” Coleman said.
The Daily Signal reports – If signed into law, House Bill 527 would also prohibit the Alabama Department of Public Health from renewing or granting a license to an abortion facility within 2,000 feet of a public school.
The legislation was modeled after laws that prevent convicted sex offenders from residing within 2,000 feet of a school.
If passed, the legislation would force the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives in Huntsville to close or relocate when its current license expires, due to its proximity to Edward White Middle School.
Yesterday, during the abortion debate with Alabama legislators, Democrat State Rep. John Rogers, made an incredible statement to his fellow lawmakers. Rogers used the logic that black kids are gonna die anyhow, so what’s the use of letting them be born in the first place. He literally told them, “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”
With friends like Democrat lawmaker John Rogers…who needs enemies?
Watch the incredible exchange here:
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
Alabama Democrat lawmaker John Rogers is campaigning for reelection in his district after 20+ years of being in office. On his Facebook page, Rogers asks for his constituents support, telling them he doesn’t want to “bore” them “with the details as to what I have done for my district and the people of Jefferson County during my twenty plus year tenure in the state legislature.”
From his Facebook page:
I don’t want to bore you with the details as to what I have done for my district and the people of Jefferson County during my twenty plus year tenure in the state legislature. Currently, I am running against a new opponent “Patrick Sellers” and would appreciate you fighting for me, as I have fought for you.
That’s a heck of a reelection slogan, “I don’t want to bore you with the details as to what I have done for my district…”
How do these people get elected in the first place?