Arizona Rep. Calls Constituent a “Baby-Killer”


The Arizona Senate has passed one of the most sweeping omnibus anti-choice bills in the nation, and it is now heading back to the House for a vote. One constituent, hoping to urge her state representative not to approve the bill, decided to reach out to the full legislature via email.

Republican Representative Jack Harper decided to respond.  And he called her a “baby-killer.”

Via Daily Kos, this is Rep. Jack Harper’s email:

The only “laughing stock” in Arizona is the Democratic Party that has lost seats in the state legislature for five consecutive election cycles. Maybe you should change your baby-killer message. Why don’t you move back to China where your “party” controls the message by force.

Jack

State Representative Jack Harper

602-926-4178      

jharper@azleg.gov

The email was confirmed to be in fact written by Rep. Harper, who refused to do an interview with local television stations but admitted to writing it.  According to Harper, he was responding to what he believed was her advocating “aborting down syndrome babies” which he claimed is “out of step” with what “mainstream” Arizona voters believe.

Then again, this is a man who pushed a law that would put married couples ahead of single people when it comes to adoption because it is the only way to legally ensure that gay couples end up in the back of the line.

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  • crowepps

    he was responding to what he believed was her advocating “aborting down syndrome babies” which he claimed is “out of step” with what “mainstream” Arizona voters believe.

    Well, that’s a really interesting statement considering that:

    “An estimated 92 percent of all women who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome choose to terminate their pregnancies, according to research reviewed by Dr. Brian Skotko, a pediatric geneticist at Children’s Hospital Boston.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/w_ParentingResource/down-syndrome-births-drop-us-women-abort/story?id=8960803

    Or is his claim that while 92% percent of Arizona couples would abort their OWN fetus with Down Syndrome, ‘mainstream’ Arizona voters would prefer forcing them to complete the pregnancy and hand over the child to be supported by the State?  That would certainly be an anomaly, since polls pretty consistently show a majority of people believe aborting a “mentally impaired” fetus should be permitted.

    55 percent support abortion rights when there is evidence the baby’s physical or mental health may be impaired.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-204_162-537243.html

     

  • crazy-jack-harper

    If you think THIS is crazy, read more about Crazy Jack Harper at http://www.crazyjackharper.com.