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Irony? Rep. Louise Slaughter Says GOP in Washington 'to Kill Women


"It’s sort of like an old German Nazi movie."

I can't write this story without pointing out the irony: Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) -- yes, Slaughter -- has accused the GOP of coming to Washington "to kill women." Oh, and she equated them to Nazis, too. Now to the story.

CNS News reports:

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) said [Thursday] that the new Republicans elected to the House of Representatives last November came to Congress "to kill women." She also likened Republican efforts to prohibit federal funding of abortion except in cases of rape, incest or where the life of the mother is endangered to actions taken by Nazis.

“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. "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 was speaking out against H.R. 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act." That bill, CNS explains, "would make permanent the Hyde Amendment restrictions on federal funding of abortion except in cases of rape or incest or a threat to the life of the mother, and that would also prohibit people from taking tax deductions for payments made for abortions except in those circumstances."

That's when the Nazi reference came:

“You are allowed to have an abortion if you have been raped or it’s a matter of incest. 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!”

As CNS points out, the text of the bill does not say anything about receipts.

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