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This Texas lawmaker is a “former fetus” and posted a sign outside his office to prove it

Texas state representative Jonathan Stickland posted a sign outside his office calling himself a former fetus.
Texas state representative Jonathan Stickland posted a sign outside his office calling himself a former fetus.
Texas Tribune

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.

Geren argued that the sign violated Capitol rules, and told Svitek that Stickland was acting "like a child."

In response, Texas Right to Life tweeted that they were sad the signs "are being torn down":