Feminist activist Gloria Steinem recently likened pro-lifers to Hitler in a disturbing new interview while promoting the updated version of her popular book “Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions.” Talking with a panel of co-hosts on NBC’s “Today,” Steinem compared the pro-life movement to 1930s Nazism.
The 84-year-old author informed the panel of journalists she decided to release a third edition of her book because its essays “are still relevant.” She stated that one of the literary work’s essays outlines “why Hitler was actually elected.” Steinem remarked, “He was elected and he campaigned against abortion. I mean, that was — he padlocked the family planning clinics. OK, so that is still relevant in the terms of the right-wing. So there were very few things, actually, that I had to take out.”
According to Faithwire, “Steinem’s comparison is as ridiculous as the suggestion Hitler was in any way, shape or form pro-life.” While Hitler did indeed pass laws rendering it illegal for physicians to publically advertise they performed abortions, the dictator was a proud eugenicist who supported forced sterilizations. Hitler desired to create a “pure” Aryan race. To accomplish this task, the Nazis approved the Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring in July of 1933. The measure forced the sterilization of anyone who had diseases determined hereditary, such as deafness, blindness, physical deformities, epilepsy, mental illness of any type, and alcoholism.
In the early 1940s, Hitler’s designs to form a master Aryan race went in an even more evil direction. The dictator sent millions of Jews to gas chambers during the deadly Holocaust. His despicable resume certainly wouldn’t make him welcome in today’s pro-life movement. And, Steinem should be taken to task for her harmful comments.
Abortion has been a hot-button topic in this country for decades. Recently, discussions about this emotional issue have escalated. During his tenure in the White House, President Donald Trump has appointed two conservative, pro-life judges to the United States Supreme Court. Pro-life movies, including “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” have hit theaters. In January of this year, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, Democrat, seemingly condoned the idea that mothers and doctors should be able to decide if a baby lives or dies after it has been born.
Perhaps, due to these recent developments, Steinem and other pro-choice activists are becoming nervous that their views about abortion are losing popularity. According to a new Marist Poll Survey, the recent spotlight on abortion may be moving Americans more to the right of this issue. The 11th annual survey of its kind showed that a significant majority of people in the United States support extensive restrictions on abortions, and want Roe v. Wade reinterpreted to include these limitations. The Marist Poll Survey revealed that three out of four Americans feel abortion should be limited to, at a maximum, the first three months of a woman’s pregnancy. This clear majority of individuals in the country includes 92 percent of people who identify as Republicans, 60 percent of those who claim to be Democrats, and 78 percent of those who identify as Independents.
Interestingly, this number also encompasses 10 percent of those who label themselves pro-choice. Sixty-five percent of Americans stated that if the United States Supreme Court re-evaluates Roe v. Wade, the highest court in the land should rule to either abolish abortion, 16 percent, or allow restrictions to be decided by each state, 49 percent. Only 30 percent of people in the United States would desire the Supreme Court to rule to permit unrestricted abortions.
Unlike Steinem, some celebrities are unabashedly touting their pro-life beliefs. According to Save the Storks, supermodel Kathy Ireland has voiced her support for defunding Planned Parenthood, argued for the rights of the unborn on national television, and spoken at pro-life events. Actor Kelsey Grammar has boldly styled pro-life t-shirts and posted pro-life messages on his social media outlets. Actor Jack Nicholson’s mother was pressured to have an abortion when she discovered she was pregnant. Fortunately, she refused. Concerning the abhorrent practice, Nicholson has said, “I’m very contra my constituency in terms of abortion because I’m positively against it. I don’t have the right to any other view. My only emotion is gratitude, literally, for my life.”
~ Patriotic Freedom Fighter