A Texas lawmaker's attempt to post a sign outside his office calling himself a "former fetus" has caused a bit of a controversy, reports Patrick Svitek of the Texas Tribune.
The group Texas Right to Life passed out the signs to several state lawmakers on Tuesday, the day before Planned Parenthood representatives were to visit. And state Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R) liked his sign so much, he decided to hang it on the wall outside his office. He wrote on Facebook, "Organizations that murder children are not welcome in my office."
However, Stickland's sign was soon taken down at the behest of state Rep. Charlie Geren (R), who chairs the state house's administration committee.
My #prolife sign was just ripped down by @charliegeren #txlege— Jonathan Stickland (@RepStickland) March 11, 2015
Geren argued that the sign violated Capitol rules, and told Svitek that Stickland was acting "like a child."
Signs are not allowed to be posted in the walls of the building they were removed and placed in the office of the members— Charlie Geren (@charliegeren) March 11, 2015
In response, Texas Right to Life tweeted that they were sad the signs "are being torn down":
#ProLifeStrong members proud to show signs for @PPact Day. Sad that signs are being torn down in #txlege. pic.twitter.com/oaB3OYjMM2— Texas Right to Life (@TXRightToLife) March 11, 2015