Rep. Louise Slaughter says Republicans are ‘here to kill women’

Steven Nelson Associate Editor
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New York Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter told a crowd of pro-choice advocates on Wednesday that Republicans want to “kill women.”

Speaking at a rally in front of Congress, the congresswoman said, “This is probably one of the worst times that we’ve seen.”

The crowd was told that in 1994, the last time that a budget debate resulted in a government shutdown, the National Endowment for the Arts was targeted. Now, she said, women are.

“I went through this as co-chair of the Arts Caucus. In 1994, people were elected simply to come here to kill the National Endowment for the Arts, Slaughter said, “now they’re here to kill women.”

Slaughter added that the Republican proposal to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding reminded her of the Nazi Party.

“You are allowed to have an abortion if you’ve been raped or it’s a matter of incest. However, you have to keep a receipt,” Slaughter said. “Did you know that? It’s sort of like an old German Nazi movement: show me your papers.”