State Lawmaker Representing Barrow County Makes Headlines for Comments About Farm Animals While Discussing Abortion Bill

Republican Terry England recently addressed his fellow legislators regarding HB 954, which would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Terry England, a Republican who represents parts of Barrow County in the state legislature, has made national headlines for comments he made while discussing a bill.

England was commenting on HB 954, a measure that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, when he brought up farm animals.

Click here to watch a video of England's comments then tell us what you think he's talking about in comments below.

Marne M March 20, 2012 at 10:46 PM
I think that Representative England is a good man and a good representative who made an absolutely bone-headed statement. I don't believe for a moment that he would actually equate women and livestock, but he sure comes off poorly here. Also, losing a child (miscarriage or stillborn) is not the same as having a stillborn farm animal. I have spoken to Representative England on many occasions, and I frequently shop at his store. He is very receptive and always willing to listen. This was not up to his usual standard.
Anita Massey March 21, 2012 at 01:23 AM
I hardly think Rep. England was comparing women to farm animals. I felt his comments were very heart felt. He was simply sharing his first hand experience with the precious gift of life. And how tragic that loss of life is when it is an animal. We should be horrified at the loss of life of a human.
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew March 22, 2012 at 05:49 AM
He did what we claim we want our representatives to do, communicate our concerns to the folks under the gold dome. A resident from his district gave him his opinion on a subject and he brought it up. His lead in wasn't directly on point by some interpretations, but he at NO time equated women to farm animals. He mentioned the Bible and that may have caused the real angst in some corners.
John Cook May 02, 2012 at 06:23 PM
He's saying that in our laws and courts we seem to value animal life more than humans sometimes. I've read news reports of harsh court sentences for abuse of animals. Then I've read of leniency toward repeat child abuse offenders. The courts will take animals away from a first offender, but children remain in the custody of a cruel parent through several offences and court appearances. That is inhumane. We pass laws to protect animals and say that proves we are civilized, but we argue whether to prevent cruelty to the unborn that are capable of feeling pain.


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