An abortion bill, which could become the strictest in the country if signed into law is stirring up some added controversy in Alabama. A state lawmaker compared the bill to the death penalty.
Democratic State Representative John Rogers is facing backlash after comments like, “If you bring a baby in this world and then kill him later on in the electric chair because nobody wants him. Kill him now or kill him later. It’s the same thing. Murder is murder.”
Rogers added “You’re taking incest, you’re taking rape, but you bring a child into the world and no one will adopt that child period.”
He was speaking in opposition to the bill that would make performing an abortion in alabama a class-A felony, carrying a maximum sentence of up to 99 years in prison.
The bill does not include exceptions for rape or incest.
State republican leaders condemned Rogers remarks and defended the bill.