Nazi “Pro-Life” Laws/Nov 21, 1938 Newspaper Report – “Nazis allege Germany victim of world plot”

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Contemporary American "conservatives" frequently argue that abortion is tantamount to Nazi mass murder. I've studied Nazism for 20 years and strenuously disagree. "Pro-live" is a misnomer - fascists want power over women, and if it comes to strapping them down and forcing them to conceive, this is how control will be exercised.

As it actually was under the Nazi Party:

" ... The district court of Lueneburg, in the province of Hanover, has made a ruling in a case in which a Jewish woman was concerned, which will doubtless provide a precedent for similar cases. The woman was accused of procuring an abortion on herself, thus infringing Paragraph 218 of the German penal code. ... " The right has agitated for decades to revive the Nazi policy of criminalization - but abortion is a matter of personal choice, not a fascist atrocity. Mandatory childbirth law, complete with sentencing guidelines - even the death sentence during the most stringent period of Nazi rule - was the atrocity.

- Alex Constantine
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The campaign to convince the citizens of the Reich that world Jewry is combining with the democracies in a vast anti-German conspiracy continued unabated during the weekend.

Nazis allege Germany victim of world plot
www.telegraph.co.uk
Nov 21, 1938

New measures against the German Jews have been taken. Comparatively unimportant in themselves, they are intended to show that the Jew is no longer considered capable of possessing honourable feelings.

The troubles in Palestine are still furnishing copious material for anti-British tirades throughout the Press.

A new order, issued by Herr Hitler personally, forbids those Jews who retired as officers from the Austrian Imperial or Republican armies to wear the uniforms fo their units. The right to wear these uniforms on ceremonial occasions was conferred on officers who retired after loyal and honourable service with the Austrian colours. The order is countersigned by Gen Keitel, chief of the German High Command.

JEWISH BIRTH LAW

The district court of Lueneburg, in the province of Hanover, has made a ruling in a case in which a Jewish woman was concerned, which will doubtless provide a precedent for similar cases. The woman was accused of procuring an abortion on herself, thus infringing Paragraph 218 of the German penal code.

The court ruled that the woman must be discharged since the father of the child was also a Jew and the paragraph in question was intended for the protection of the German Aryan race. Since the paragraph was not intended for the protection of the Jews, who were in opposition to the Aryan race, abortion could not be punished where a Jewish mother was concerned.

It is understood that the chief producer responsible for the production of plays under the auspices of the Jewish cultural organisation has been released from the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen and instructed to produce a play for Tuesday evening. This is intended to prove to the world that Jewish cultural activities can now proceed unhampered in the Reich.

The Juedische Rundschau, the leading Jewish newspaper, which in common with all Jewish publications has been completely banned, is to be permitted to appear again for the purpose of announcing such occasions at this stage production. It will, however, not be permitted to carry any news or advertisements.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/britainatwar/3472854/Nazis-allege-Germany-victim-of-world-plot---Nov-21-1938.html