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Mother Jones reports:

So how are supporters getting out the vote? By blasting out emails promoting a film that equates support for reproductive rights with support for the Holocaust. 180 is a documentary by Australian filmmaker Ray Comfort, and features graphic images from concentration camps. Per a press release, Personhood USA has sent out a link to the film to 600,000 eligible voters in Mississippi. (http://motherjones.com/...) (The film can be viewed by clicking the link).

The comparison is false but more than that the comparison defiles the memory of millions of Jews, Gypsies, Slavs and Homosexuals, who were mercilessly slaughtered by the Nazi regime.

This is not what is going on in an abortion.

While Jews, Gypsies, Slavs and Homosexuals were actual human beings who were denied life, liberty, due process of law etc.  a fetus is not a human being and hence cannot fall into the same category as the victims of the Holocaust.

For one a human being does not attach himself or herself entirely to another organism in order to survive like a fetus, which attaches itself onto a woman. Even babies are not entirely dependent on their mothers to survive but can be taken care of by a multitude of people including the baby’s father, nanny, and/or older sibling.

Second, human beings don’t reside inside another organism as an intermediate host like a fetus does. In this regard the fetus is more comparable to a tapeworm than a human being. (http://www.abortionaccess.info/...)

This is not to say that a fetus is not a living thing, just not human. A fetus simply has the potential to be human.

Hence, to equate fetuses as victims of genocide is just rubbish. Genocide by international law only applies to human beings, not all living things. It certainly doesn’t apply to the destruction of tapeworms and neither should it apply to the destruction of a fetus.

Originally posted to Shawn on Mon Nov 07, 2011 at 02:43 PM PST.

Also republished by Abortion.

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