Utah lawmaker opposes cockfighting bill because abortion is legal

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  • Bored to the point of THIS! Ogden, UT
    March 5, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    I'm just glad this guy is not from my 'part of town'.

    Then again, I did have fruit loops for breakfast.

  • Phred Ogden, UT
    March 4, 2013 5:56 p.m.

    This is not the first time a state or national politician has used his vote to make a statement, especially when he knows his vote would not change the outcome. At least he had the courage to publicly reveal his rationale for his vote.

    I am curious about the other 10 who voted against the measure that on its face appears to be reasonable.

    For that matter, what was the motive for those who voted for it? Did any of them have ulterior motives for their vote, like I don't like this bill but it wouldn't look good to my constituents, or will this hinder or help my business if this does or does not pass?

    We like to think of our representatives as pure in thought and deed but every vote is subject to conflicting ideas and pressure.

  • AlanSutton Salt Lake City, UT
    March 4, 2013 5:33 p.m.

    The Senator's reasoning may sound illogical, but I think he's trying to make a point: he's saying that the law should show at least as much concern for unborn children as for animals. It's hard to argue with that.

  • George Bronx, NY
    March 4, 2013 4:11 p.m.

    Stagest reasoning ever. I appose the death penalty so i will vote against seat belt laws. Why not it makes about as much sense.

  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    March 4, 2013 3:53 p.m.

    ‘Utah lawmaker opposes cockfighting bill because abortion is legal’

    "In a state where we can still allow people to kill their babies, we want to make it a felony to let chickens fight for the purpose of which they were raised," said Sen. Allen Christensen, R-North Ogden.
    ..yet we allow people to go ahead and murder their unborn babies."


    This is so utterly over the top it's beyond ridiculous...
    I suppose Sen Allen Christensen is also against eating eggs -- since that is what Utahns are doing with unborn "chicken babies".

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    March 4, 2013 2:23 p.m.

    It may be only a misdemeanor, but is cock-fighting really running rampant in Utah? Is this a solution that is looking for a problem? I can't remember the last time I saw a story in the DesNews about a cock-fighting ring being broken up.