FILE - In this Wednesday April 17, 2019 file photo, Bianca Cameron-Schwiesow, from left, Kari Crowe and Margeaux Hardline, dressed as handmaids, take part in a protest against HB314, the abortion ban bill, at the Alabama State House in Montgomery, Ala. An attempt to outlaw abortion in Alabama is headed to a committee vote in the Alabama Senate. The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote Wednesday morning, May 8, 2019, on the bill following a public hearing. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)

The text of Alabama’s newly-passed abortion ban, HB 314, compares abortion to a number of genocide and historical ethnic cleansing events, including the Holocaust.
Over the past several decades, opponents of abortion have frequently invoked emotionally charged comparisons between abortion and mass-genocidal events like the Holocaust.
Rabbis and Jewish advocacy organizations, however, slammed the comparison as offensive, exploitive, and ignorant of historical context.
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The text of Alabama’s newly-passed abortion ban, HB 314, compares abortion to a number of genocide and historical ethnic cleansing events including the Holocaust, Stalin’s gulags, the Chinese “Great Leap Forward,” the Rwandan genocide, and the Cambodian genocide under the Khmer Rouge.

The bill, which makes it a class A felony with a maximum punishment of 99 years in prison for a doctor to perform an abortion on a pregnant person with no exceptions for rape or incest, also designates fetuses in the womb as people with the full rights of personhood under the law.

“All of these are widely acknowledged to have been crimes against humanity. By comparison, more than 50 million babies have been aborted in the United States since the Roe decision in 1973, more …read more


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