Democrat Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama said Thursday he was “absolutely appalled” by State Rep. John Rogers’ comments on abortion, describing them as “outrageous.”
Jones said about Rogers’ remarks that “some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later”:
Rogers said during debate in the Alabama House of Representatives over a bill that would ban most abortions in the state that women have a right to choose abortion.
On Tuesday, the Alabama State House overwhelmingly approved the Human Life Protection Act, HB 314, which would make abortion a Class A felony and attempted abortion a Class C felony.
Lawmakers in the House voted, 74–3, to approve the legislation after most Democrats walked out of the chamber, refusing to vote.