An Ohio legislator is facing a lot of criticism from abortion advocates this week after she compared the Planned Parenthood abortion business to Nazis.
Ohio state Rep. Candice Keller, a pro-life Republican, posted an image on her Facebook page Thursday showing Planned Parenthood’s logo and the words “One day we will look back at this” followed by a Nazi flag and the words “the same way we look back at this.”
The Huffington Post reports abortion supporters quickly began attacking Keller’s post, calling it “shameful” and urging her constituents to vote her out next election.
Later, her Facebook page was changed to “unpublished” status so that people could not see her posts. Keller told WKRC News 12 that she changed the privacy settings temporarily because of “impersonators and trolls bombarding the site with hijacked and out-of-context comments.”
On Monday, Keller said she will never be sorry for defending the lives of babies in the womb.
I support Life from Conception to Natural Death. I ran on that platform as a Republican and I’ll never be sorry. https://t.co/Aj9TLzLVPJ
— Candice Keller (@VoteCandice16) April 17, 2017
In a statement to the local news, Keller explained why she made the comparison. She said the Nazis and Planned Parenthood both destroy innocent people’s lives for personal gain.
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“Just as the Nazis took the lives of millions of innocent people and sold their valuables for profit, Planned Parenthood has done likewise as we have seen in hidden camera videos,” she said. “Planned Parenthood is a horrific industry that profits from the innocent, and the American people should be appalled at their unconscionable activities. They deserve not one more penny of either federal or state monies.”
Planned Parenthood has aborted about 6.8 million unborn babies in its 100-year history. State and federal lawmakers are working on legislation to defund it of nearly half a billion tax dollars.
Calls to defund the abortion chain grew louder after the Center for Medical Progress began releasing undercover videos showing top Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sales of aborted babies’ body parts.
Investigations are on-going. In January, a U.S. Congressional panel recommended that 15 entities, including Planned Parenthood, be potentially criminally prosecuted. The Select Panel found evidence that several human tissue procurement companies and abortion clinics may have violated federal laws prohibiting the sale of human fetal tissue.
A new undercover video released in March caught Planned Parenthood abortionist DeShawn Taylor admitting that it would “depend on who is in the room” as to whether a baby who is born alive after a failed abortion is taken to the hospital or left to die.