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Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:02 PM

Alabama politicians compare abortions to the Holocaust in proposed legislation

Source: CBS NEWS


BY KATE SMITH

APRIL 23, 2019 / 4:19 PM / CBS NEWS

In legislation proposed earlier this month, Alabama state lawmakers compared abortions in the U.S. to the Holocaust and other modern genocides, prompting Jewish activists and abortion rights groups to rebuke the legislation as "deeply offensive."

Senator Ben Albritton and Representative Terri Collins, both Republicans, filed matching bills in Alabama's state legislature that would ban abortion, making no exceptions for rape or incest. The legislation, dubbed the "Human Life Protection Act," would reclassify abortion as a felony offense, punishable by a minimum of ten years in prison for the physician.

Within the text of each bill, the authors compare abortions to lives lost during the Holocaust, in Joseph Stalin's gulags, during China's "Great Leap Forward," under the Khmer Rouge and during the Rwandan genocide.

Here's the section that appears in both pieces of legislation:

"It is estimated that 6,000,000 Jewish people were murdered in German concentration camps during World War II; 3,000,000 people were executed by Joseph Stalin's regime in Soviet gulags; 2,500,000 people were murdered during the Chinese "Great Leap Forward" in 1958; 1,500,000 to 3,000,000 people were murdered by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia during the 1970s; and approximately 1,000,000 people were murdered during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. All of these are widely acknowledged to have been crimes against humanity. By comparison, more than 50 million babies have been aborted in the United States since the Roe decision in 1973, more than three times the number who were killed in German death camps, Chinese purges, Stalin's gulags, Cambodian killing fields, and the Rwandan genocide combined."


Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/alabama-abortion-bill-alabama-politicians-compare-abortions-to-the-holocaust-in-proposed-abortion-law-2019-04-23/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:34 PM

1. Can someone point me to where these busybodies have reduced AL's foster care population to 0?

That warrants attention, unlike this mandated involuntary servitude of women. Itís time to remind them of the 13th Amendment.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:48 PM

2. Alabama is really on a tear lately!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:50 PM

3. The rightwing bible parroters

always go over the top. Comparing Trump to Jesus made me laugh like hell.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 06:02 PM

4. so they're going to make it a war crime?

send women who have abortions to the Hague?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 06:12 PM

5. Did they mention Trump's Nazis marching in Charlottesville chanting anti-Jew slogans like mentioning

Did they mention Trump's Nazis marching in Charlottesville chanting anti-Jew slogans like mentioning the 'ovens'?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 06:19 PM

6. Friend of mine in Georgia calls Alabama "Half-assed Mississippi."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 07:49 PM

7. Extra cheap labor is the reason the rich puppet masters of the pro-life cult..

...want abortion illegal.

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Response to Crowman2009 (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 01:33 PM

10. So true. Poverty can also make some young people see the military as a preferable choice. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 01:37 PM

11. Ah, extra cannon fodder! I forgot about that factor.

I was referring to civilian jobs earlier.

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Response to Crowman2009 (Reply #7)

Fri May 24, 2019, 07:26 AM

12. Yep

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:02 PM

8. "Alabama politicians are compared to Nazis" for comparing abortion to Holocaust."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:29 PM

9. Disgusting.

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