NY State Senator Compares Abortion to Holocaust (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Rachel Hirshfeld 05/03/12)
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New York State Senator Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) compared abortion to the
Holocaust during a lengthy rant on Tuesday against a piece of pro-
According to The New York Observer, Diaz wrote in an e-mail to his
supporters that, “Hitler was pro-choice. He chose to send the Jews to
Auschwitz. That was not their choice that was Hitler’s choice.”
“Murderers, assassins and criminals are pro-choice. They choose to
put a gun to your head and take your life. That is not your choice.
That is their choice,” he continued.
Mr. Diaz’s statement on abortion, which was part of his regular “What
You Should Know” email newsletter series, was inspired by Governor
Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature considering the Reproductive Health
Act, which would change state law to treat abortion as a public
health issue rather than a criminal one and would guarantee women the
right to have access to contraception or abortion care.
According to Mr. Diaz, if the Reproductive Health Act became law,
it “will make abortion on demand a reality in the State of New York.”
Deputy Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) chapter in New
York, Etzion Neuer, told The New York Daily News that Diaz´s
invocation of Hitler in an abortion debate was "incredibly offensive"
and marginalized the memories of the millions who perished in the
Diaz "crosses the line when he uses Hitler or the Holocaust to make
his point,” Neuer said.
Diaz´s comments come as many of his fellow state Democrats are
pushing to pass The Reproductive Health Act.
“Right now, women in New York can only get late-term abortions if the
pregnancy will likely kill them,” explains The Village Voice. “The
RHA will extend this right to cases where a woman´s life or health is
at risk, or where the fetus has a fatal medical issue. The measure
would also put into law New Yorkers´ right to contraception -- as
well as their right not to chose birth control.”
This is not the first time Diaz has compared abortion to the
Holocaust. In 2005, the Anti-Defamation League asked Diaz to
apologize for similar remarks. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/03/12)
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