Franklin Graham compared Barbara Pierce Bush's efforts to raise money for family planning on Facebook to "raising money to finance a Nazi death camp."
Barbara Bush, daughter of pro-life qualified former United States President George W. Bush, spoke at the annual Planned Parenthood Fundraising Conference on February 25, 2017, to encourage support for the organization. The 35-year-old woman, CEO and co-founder an international community of young leaders keen to build “a movement for equity in health”, gave a speech in favor of the use of abortion and the financing of family planning. This speech came after President Trump signed an executive order on February 23, prohibiting the use of federal funds by organizations promoting abortion.
Following this, Pastor Franklin Graham questioned Barbara Bush's commitment in particularly explicit terms, stating that “raising money for family planning was like financing a Nazi extermination camp”.
“Planned Parenthood is the leading abortion provider in the United States. Raising funds for this organization is like raising funds to finance an extermination camp like Auschwitz… Reports say they perform 300 abortions per year… ”
Reactions of support for the pastor, as well as hostile reactions, then poured into his Facebook page and on social media. The debate on abortion is far from being closed, and more and more voices are being raised in the United States and in Europe, to better supervise this practice, to better advise and inform women and couples, as planned. Simone Veil herself in France, during the debates around the abortion law, in the country, in 1974:
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