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DOES ABORTION SANCTION EVIL? By Joseph Kellard from Capitalism Magazine/Feb.98 This interesting article written by Joseph Kellard is a pro-choice article that examines the issue of abortion from a moral perspective. He comments on the opinions of Christian Conservatives and compares their thinking to Adolph HitlerÃ¢â¬â¢s feelings on abortion. Kellard points out the irony of anti-abortionists when they say that Ã¢â¬Å"all life is preciousÃ¢â¬ , when they actually discount the life of the pregnant woman. Conservative syndicated columnist, Cal Thomas is quoted as saying that Ã¢â¬Å"abortionÃ¢â¬â¢s legalization is a goose-step toward Nazi concentration camps.Ã¢â¬ He said that pro-abortionists are creating a Ã¢â¬Å"culture of deathÃ¢â¬ , much like the Nazis did. He goes so far as blaming the violent acts of criminals on people who support abortion. Other conservative anti-abortionists call the legalization of abortion Ã¢â¬Å"the American Holocaust.Ã¢â¬ Kellard quoted Adolph Hitler in Mein Kampf, as saying Ã¢â¬Å"I put an end to the idea that a womanÃ¢â¬â¢s body belongs to her...Nazi ideals demand that the practice of abortion shall be exterminated with a strong hand.Ã¢â¬ Hitler sentenced Aryan women who had abortions to hard labor after the first offense, and to death after the second offense. Kellard goes on to say that Conservative Christian anti-abortionists have similar beliefs to Adolph Hitler. He actually feels that in some ways Hitler was more lenient because some anti-abortionists believe that a woman should be executed after her first abortion, not her second! Kellard believes that Hitler and anti-abortionists both deny individual autonomy and Ã¢â¬Å"render people submissiveÃ¢â¬ . He goes on to criticize the idea that Ã¢â¬Å"all life is preciousÃ¢â¬ , because in fact the womanÃ¢â¬â¢s life is not considered as important as the embryo or fetus. This makes a woman no more important than a Ã¢â¬Ëfarm cowÃ¢â¬â¢, who is demanded to breed whenever she gets pregnant. This is the way Nazi youth were trained.