Below is commentary from Bill Donahue of the Catholic League regarding Alabama State Rep. John Rogers recent remarks explaining why he supports the killing of unborn children. What has our country come to when our representatives boldly express such ideas for the most helpless in our society, the child in the womb. How much longer will God hold back His hand?
by Bill Donahue, President, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
Alabama state Rep. John Rogers is against the death penalty—for those who have been convicted of murdering someone.
But he believes in the death penalty for innocent unborn children—on the incredible supposition that they might grow up to be violent criminals 15 or 20 years later.
“Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or kill them later,” he told the Alabama legislature earlier this week, as he spoke in opposition to a bill protecting the unborn. “You bring them into the world unwanted, unloved, then you send them to the electric chair. So you kill them now or you kill them later.”
Rogers’ hypocrisy knows no bounds. In 2002, speaking against the death penalty, he lectured pro-lifers: “If you are against abortion, you ought to be against the death penalty.”