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New York Democrat Compares Pro-Choice Advocates To Hitler, ‘Murderers, Assassins And Criminals’

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New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz (D) — well known for his advocacy against the state’s same-sex marriage law — invoked Hitler on Tuesday as he protested Democrats’ support for the Reproductive Health Act. The measure “would change state law to treat abortion as a public health issue rather than a criminal one and would guarantee women the right to have access to contraception or abortion care.” Diaz, a Pentecostal minister, issued a fiery statement that repeatedly quoted from the Bible and compared pro-choice advocates to “murderers, assassins and criminals.” “Hitler was pro-choice. He chose to send the Jews to Auschwitz. That was not their choice that was Hitler’s choice,” Diaz said. “Murderers, assassins and criminals are pro-choice. They choose to put a gun to your head and take your life. That is not your choice. That is their choice.”