Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New world record: State lawmaker discusses delivering farm animals, chicken fights, abortion in three minutes

Posted By on Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 5:09 PM

The other day we posted a speech in which state Rep. Sharon Cooper, R-Marietta, blasted a bill that would prohibit women who are more than 20 weeks pregnant from getting an abortion.

Fair and balanced guys and gals that we are, we thought we'd give equal time to a speech in favor of the bill. Moments before the House voted 102-65 to approve the legislation, state Rep. Terry England, R-Auburn, stood before his colleagues and described how crushed he gets when he delivers dead calves and pigs. Then he recalled the time that a farmer told him that he'd give up all his chickens if state lawmakers would outlaw abortions. (Plus, something about chicken fighting? We're trying to wrap our heads around the speech.) England is the chair of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which helps decide how billions of dollars in public funds are allocated each year. Bask in the poetry below.

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