One of the leading pro-abortion members of the House is causing furor today with her comment that the pro-life Republicans recently elected to Congress in the 2010 elections want to take women’s lives.
Rep. Louise Slaughter, a New York Democrat, compared Republican efforts to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business to actions taken by the Nazi regime in Germany during World War II.
“This is probably one of the worst times we’ve seen because the numbers of people elected to Congress. I went through this as co-chair of the arts caucus,” Slaughter said, according to a CNS News report. ”In ’94 people were elected simply to come here to kill the National Endowment for the Arts. Now they’re here to kill women.”
Slaughter’s focus is also the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” a bill that would apply to every federal program and department to ensure that pro-life advocates don’t have to pass several pro-life riders annually to ensure various parts of the federal government don’t fund abortions with taxpayer dollars. Slaughter made the false charge that the bill forces women to prove they were raped or a victim of incest to qualify for a publicly-funded abortion under the rare exceptions in the bill.
“You are allowed to have an abortion if you have been raped or it’s a matter of incest,” said Slaughter. “However, you have to keep a receipt. Did you know that? It’s sort of like an old German Nazi movie. Show me your papers!”
Slaughter’s comments came during a poorly-attended rally several national pro-abortion groups, including Planned Parenthood and NARAL, sponsored yesterday in Washington.
A pro-life conservative blogger calling herself Sister Toldjah responded to the remarks.
“No doubt that between the death threats targeting Republican politicos that have repeatedly happened in Wisconsin over the controversial union bill and the overheated, hysterical rhetoric coming from staunch pro-aborts in Congress and elsewhere over the Planned Parenthood funding battle, President Obama will take to the podium ASAP to renew his calls for civility, just as soon as the words can be pre-programmed into the teleprompter,” she said. “And the national MSM will join shortly thereafter to reverse course on their virtual boycott of reporting on any violent rhetoric and threats that come from left wingers. Oh, and I’m soon to be in line as the next Princess of Wales.”
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