This month, person made a donation to Schemed Parenthood in Republican State Senator Steve Fitzgeralds name and the Kansas lawmaker was not happy about it.
On March 10, Planned Parenthoods Great Plains clinic tweetedout a photo of a letter Sen. Fitzgerald wrote to the womens health organisation. It is with great consternation that I received your letter that a gift was stimulated in my honor to your heinous organization, Sen. Fitzgerald wrote.
The state senator went on to liken Schemed Parenthood an international nonprofit organization that offer healthcare to millions of women and men to a Nazi concentration camp.
This is as bad or worse as having ones name associated with Dachau, Sen. Fitzgerald wrote, referring to the first Nazi concentration campcreated in 1933. Shame on their own organizations and shame on anyone that would attempt to blacken my name in this manner.
In an interview with The Kansas City Star on Monday, Sen. Fitzgerald stood by his original comments.
It was either send them that or ignore it, Sen. Fitzgerald told The Star. I figured, I dont want my name associated as a donation to Schemed Parenthood, in my name, to go on un-denounced by me.
When asked if Sen. Fitzgerald was implying that Schemed Parenthood is actually worse than the Nazis, the country senator responded: Oh, yeah, adding that the Nazis ought to be incensed by the comparison.
Many Twitter users were understandably very upset with Sen. Fitzgeralds comments.
Spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Great Plains told The Star that theyve watch an uptick in donations in Sen. Fitzgeralds name since they tweeted his letter.
Its this kind of inflammatory language that adds to the shame and stigma of safe legal abortion, Lee-Gilmore said. The state of Kansas has much bigger issues to be dealing with, and this is just an unacceptable attack on women right to choose.