By Hilary White

BRUSSELS, December 20, 2005 ( – That it is verboten to compare abortion with the Nazi holocaust is a routine assertion among abortion advocates and is a particularly sensitive dogma among secularist partisans in the European Parliament. The latest example comes from Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC), which has issued a media release excoriating the European Parliament for allowing the display of a poster that made the comparison.

The CFFC release is in conjunction with a statement from a group of 500 self-proclaimed “women’s rights and human rights leaders,” saying they were “outraged” by the equation of abortion with the Shoah. The group’s statement “deplored” the fact that the “European Parliament, founded with the aim of preventing the horrors of the 20th century from ever happening again, should become the space for abusing the memory of Shoah victims.”

Alone among the major atrocities of recent memory, abortion is kept carefully exempt from criticism by its supporters, despite the fact that since its general worldwide legalization – first in the Soviet occupied states and later in the democracies of the west – it has been the cause of death of uncountable hundreds of millions of innocent deaths.

The poster that caused the furor was displayed by a group of Euro-skeptics, MEP’s who have formed a coalition against the leftist extremism that they perceive as a threat to the sovereignty of the nations making up the EU. The intensity of the reaction to the poster appears to indicate that the parties who have controlled the EU are worried about cracks in their power.

The critical statement’s authors warned about threats to the EU’s “political culture” by the dissenters whom they identified as “religious extremists.” The CFFC release identified the dissenting group as “ultraconservative and Eurosceptic party League of Polish Families, supported by the Polish Catholic church, the Polish Association for the Protection of Human Life and some Polish MEPs.” was unable to reach representatives of the Polish family and pro-life organizations, but the existence of a movement against European Union leftist extremism is a growing phenomenon. Earlier this month, reported that with the election of the new leader of Britain’s Tory party, David Cameron, a coalition of MEP’s is finding strength to resist EU social engineering pressure.

The CFFC statement says that the furor over the ratification of the EU’s constitution, in which the dissenting MEP’s and organizations were first noticed, is threatening the EU establshment’s hold on the reins. The signatories to the statement insist that the EU continue to hold to its agenda founded upon a secularist “consensus” of anti-life and anti-religious policies. “With that in mind” the statement says, “it is particularly important that the elected representatives of Europe have an explicit sense of the responsibility they bear for shaping and promoting the political culture that makes the EU a unique symbol of hope for a peaceful and consensual development of a multinational political community within and beyond the European continent.

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