Alabama State Rep. John Rogers (Birmingham) spoke in opposition to a pro-life bill the state legislature was discussing. He told fellow lawmakers that “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”.
He later said that abortion was necessary because some babies are “retarded” and half deformed.He said, “some parents can’t handle a child with problems. It could be retarded. It might have no arms and no legs.”