A Kansas state Senator is not backing down after his statement comparing Planned Parenthood’s abortion work to a Nazi concentration camp became public.
Republican Sen. Steve Fitzgerald wrote a letter to the abortion chain last week after he received a note from it saying that a donation had been made in his name, according to the Kansas City Star.
Fitzgerald said he was upset and wrote a letter back to Planned Parenthood to tell them exactly what he thought of their abortion practices.
“How about if I make a donation in your name to the Ku Klux Klan and publish it?” Fitzgerald told reporters. “… If somebody made a donation to the Ku Klux Klan in your name and published it, how would you feel?”
In his letter to the abortion chain, Fitzgerald compared Planned Parenthood’s abortions of millions of babies to the Nazis’ slaughter of Jews in the concentration camp Dachau.
“This is as bad — or worse — as having one’s name associated with Dachau,” he wrote in the letter. “Shame on your organization and shame on anyone who would attempt to blacken my name in this manner.”
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The Nazis killed approximately 6 million Jews during the Holocaust. In comparison, Planned Parenthood has killed an estimated 6.8 million unborn babies in abortions in its 100 years of business, according to a CNS News analysis of its annual reports. Every year, Planned Parenthood aborts about 320,000 unborn babies, according to its annual reports.
Fitzgerald’s letter became public on Friday when Planned Parenthood’s Kansas affiliate posted a picture of it on Twitter. This week, national Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards responded with outrage.
“He should be ashamed,” Richards told the Star. “It’s this kind of inflammatory language that condones the type of behavior we see sometimes outside of women’s health centers…It’s really disturbing to me that this kind of rhetoric and language is considered acceptable.”
But Fitzgerald refused to backtrack on his statements. The state Senator told reporters that he does believe Planned Parenthood is worse than the Nazis. He said both the abortion chain and the Nazis destroyed innocent human lives.
“I think the Nazis ought to be incensed by the comparison,” Fitzgerald said.
Planned Parenthood is the No. 1 abortion provider in the United States. Right now, U.S. Congress is moving forward with legislation to defund the abortion group of hundreds of millions of tax dollars.
According to CNS:
But for the years 1978 through 2014, the numbers are available. The numbers range from 70,000 abortions in the first annual report (from 1978) to 323,999 abortions reported in the 2014-15 annual report, the latest available, for “medical services” from Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014.