Gazeta Wyborcza, 4 March 2010

Hitler in abortion poster row

Published on 4 March 2010 at 10:49
Gazeta Wyborcza, 4 March 2010


An anti-abortion poster has shocked the people of Poznań (and is soon to go nationwide), leads Gazeta Wyborcza. Billboards purchased by the Pro Foundation show Adolf Hitler juxtaposed with a bloody aborted foetus. The caption underneath - “Abortion for Polish women. Introduced by Hitler on 9 March 1943” - is a reminder that although abortion was legal for the “ethnically unpure” Polish, it was still strictly forbidden for ‘full-blooded’ German women. Gazeta Wyborcza’s leader condemns the foundation’s propensity for using shocking imagery rather than rational arguments. “Every pro-choice person is expected to look at this poster as if he was looking in the mirror, where – instead of himself – he will see the face of a murderer”.

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