We already know the government gave $542,400,000 in funding to Planned Parenthood last year. That money paid for cancer screenings, STD/STI tests, contraception… and not abortions (since those are not funded by the government).
Liberty Counsel founder and Religious Right spokesbigot Mat Staver not only ignores that reality entirely, he’s making the claim that Obama (and Congress and liberals and everyone else, pretty much) is just like… well… take a look (beginning at the 7:00 mark):
“It’s like enriching Hitler to give him more money and forcing people to fund Hitler to slaughter innocent people.”
He continued, noting that Hitler “killed a lot fewer people. Certainly it was atrocious in the way that he did it. It’s repugnant to even think that you would force people to fund a Hitler-kind of killing machine or a Pol Pot or some of these other genocidal tyrants.
“Yet that’s what we’re doing here in America,” he said.
I don’t know whether to accuse Staver of trivializing the Holocaust, completely misunderstanding what Planned Parenthood does, or going nutjob on Obama.
So I’ll go with “All of the above.”
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