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Santorum Invokes the Holocaust to Attack Planned Parenthood

David Streeter — February 24, 2011 – 4:51 pm | Abusive Holocaust Rhetoric | Election 2012 | Women's Issues Comments (0) Add a comment

Rumored 2012 presidential candidate and former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) recently invoked the Holocaust to advance his anti-choice views and attack Planned Parenthood. Right Wing Watch reported on Santorum’s interview with social conservative icon James Dobson:

On today’s broadcast, Santorum claimed that the Nazi’s eugenics ideas were taken from Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger and that the organization continues to target minorities to this day:

Dobson: We’re going to talk about Planned Parenthood today which has been in the news recently in scandals that reveal just how evil and how sinister this organization really is.

Santorum: They have been pushing their agenda for close to a hundred years. I mean, it goes all the way back to Margaret Sanger and her views on eugenics, of culling the race from inferiors, that started Planned Parenthood. This was a movement to try to purify the race and she was for abortion and sterilization and things to get to her aim of a eugenics movement in this country and it was, unfortunately, widely accepted in the early part of the last century. That, with what happened in Nazi Germany which, by the way, took a lot of their eugenics ideas from Margaret Sanger and from the American eugenics movement and applied them to the Jews and other quote “undesirables” in Nazi Germany. But Planned Parenthood is the offshoot, is the progeny of Sanger and this movement and it continues today as they set up their clinics and as they try to ... again, if you look the statistics, target the minority community, the African American community where the abortion rates are much, much higher. This is no accident.

When a woman walks into an abortion clinic, she’s entitled to a dead baby and it doesn’t really matter how you do it - that’s where the abortion movement is moving.

As we have said repeatedly, invoking the Holocaust to make a political point is never acceptable. And it is especially unacceptable for someone who has presidential aspirations.

This is just Santorum’s latest demonstration that he is not ready for prime time and it is further proof that certain icons of the Republican Party are out of step with American Jews.


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