Important to this story is how it struck her upon walking through the Holocaust Museum.
The thing is, is I don’t fault Duggar that much when this has been a comparison made a number of times,
There is a film called “180”, this is the premise of the film.
I have not seen this, I did however once witness a little advertising card for the film that were left around like flyers so I have heard of it.
ADL slams movie that compares Holocaust to abortion
Video shows images of Jews in mass graves and concentration camps, in attempt to convince U.S. viewers to support pro-life amendments in state legislature.
I think there is a valid debate about using photos of the victims of the camp and mass graves in such a movie. To me, I would be very sensitive to this but without seeing the movie, I can not outright judge whether this was good or bad, if it is in bad taste. It appears so but I’d still ponder it a bit.
Another article; Renew America, 2007:
Did people know myth 2 below?
Are abortion and the Holocaust comparable?
Recently, Mike Huckabee got into trouble with the ADL for comparing abortion to the Holocaust. Who is right? Sadly, so many myths have arisen around the Holocaust, that it is difficult to see the merits, or lack thereof, in the comparison. Let’s clear away a few of the myths.
Myth #2: Hitler’s anti-Semitism was unique.
Fact: Every one of the great ideologies of Hitler’s time, liberal, socialist, conservative, or Nazi, was anti-Semitic. Hitler consciously modeled his destructive work on United States law. The Nuremburg laws which forbad Jews and Gentiles from marrying imitated Virginia law which forbad blacks marrying whites. Indeed, the Nuremburg laws were even formulated with the help of a Harvard law graduate. Similarly, the German mass sterilization of mental and physical defectives, Jews, and other “inferiors” modeled itself on U.S. state sterilization programs, upheld by the Supreme Court’s Buck vs. Bell (1927). Abortion, which had been illegal in Germany since 1870, was legalized, but only for defectives and inferior races. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, admired the Nuremburg laws for their improvement on U.S. law. Hitler simply followed U.S. practice and put scientific theory to work.
Myth #4: The Holocaust killed Jews almost exclusively.
Fact: While Jews were certainly foremost among the victims, and six million died in the various camps, so did five million Gentiles, including at least three million Catholics. Auschwitz killed Catholics for 26 consecutive months before the first Jews were shipped there. Some demographers point out that on a per capita basis, the Gypsies were killed at a greater rate than the Jews. Jehovah’s Witnesses and homosexuals were also marked for destruction. The Holocaust was modelled on the equally heinous destruction of Armenian Christians by secular and Muslim Turks twenty years earlier, a genocide which had been essentially ignored in Europe and the United States.
An objective study of the Holocaust and legal abortion demonstrates striking similarities. However, there are differences. For instance, the Nazis felt they had to hide the death camps to avoid general outrage; nearly all such camps were in Poland or Byelorussia, not Germany. In contrast, Americans debate but largely accept abortion clinics in our midst. In terms of pure body count, Hitler did not match Stalin, Stalin did not match Mao Tse Tung, and Mao has nothing on the U.S. Supreme Court. The differences are not all to our benefit.
So, I think this just shows that this comparison has been around awhile.