Sarah Palin Slams Democrat Who Said “Retarded” Babies Should be Aborted

National   Steven Ertelt   May 3, 2019   |   1:02PM   

Former governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is not happy with Democrat state representative John Rogers at Alabama. She is furious that the abortion advocate said that “retarded” babies should be aborted.

Palin provides a unique perspective in her response to the outlandish comments from the Alabama Democrat — because she is the parent of a child with Down Syndrome.

The comments come as Alabama is in the middle of a heated abortion debate. The state House passed a pro-life bill this week that would ban all abortions and make abortion a felony, putting abortion practitioners responsible for killing unborn children in prison.

Democratic state representative John Rogers of Birmingham, who claims to be a Catholic, spoke out against the bill and is now facing massive criticism over his very insensitive remarks, where he said “some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later.”

He continued by saying some children may be aborted because they are “retarded” and “half-deformed.”

“Some parents can’t handle a child with problems,” he said. “It could be retarded. It might have no arms and no legs.”

That did not sit well with Palin, who said Roger’s reprehensible remarks are “proof that evil’s overtaken some human beings.”

“[It is] proof that evil’s overtaken some human beings. It’s shocking that these people would be elected to lead,” Palin exclusively told Breitbart News. “I really don’t want to live in a world like this; do others agree with me or am I just really out of touch with what passes as ‘leadership’ today?”

After his comments drew immense criticism from politicians and members of the media, including Donald Trump Jr., Rogers said in an interview with WVTM 13 that President Trump’s son is “proof that mothers ought to have the right to have an abortion” and claimed, “He is evidently retarded or crazy.”

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Rogers defended his comments yesterday in an interview with a local newspaper:

“We have a state that’s not taken Medicaid expansion,” said Rep. John Rogers, D-Birmingham, in an interview in his office on Thursday morning. “We’ve got a state that’s saying that you’ve got to be drug-tested before you get food stamps … Two murders a day in prison. And yet we still want to talk about abortion.”

Rogers on Thursday said he was criticizing state policies on health care and child care, saying Alabama legislators made decisions that led to neglect of children after their birth.

“Don’t punish the child later in life,” he said. “If the mother wants to have an abortion, that’s her choice. Her and her family’s choice, and her God’s.”

Democrats during the debate criticized majority Republicans for they saw as a lack of public resources for children’s care after birth.

“They’re pro-birth but not pro-life,” he said. “You can’t have it both ways.”

“I’m very much against abortion,” he said. “That’s my belief, but I can’t force my belief on nobody else. I refuse to do that as a legislator. I think that decision is left up to that family and their God as to what they do with that child.”

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In his original remarks, Representative Rogers said: “It ought to be a woman’s choice. I’m not about to be a man and tell a woman what to do with her body. She has a right to make her decisions herself.”

“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,” Rogers added.

He continued by saying some children may be aborted because they are “retarded” and “half-deformed.”

“Some parents can’t handle a child with problems,” he said. “It could be retarded. It might have no arms and no legs.”

“I may bring a bill to force all men to have vasectomies,” he said later in his remarks. “That would end this whole debate. There would be no more abortions and eventually no more voters.”

ACTION: Contact Rep. John Rogers here.