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Albuquerque, NM, August 9, 2013 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed outrage over the name and provocative tactics of an anti-abortion group calling itself “Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust.” This past week the group took its campaign to Albuquerque, New Mexico, including a protest yesterday in front of the Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico.

ADL issued the following statement:

“The so-called ‘Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust’ are being appallingly insensitive.  We are outraged by their attempt to somehow create a moral equivalency between the Nazis’ systematic murder of millions of Jews and others during the Holocaust with abortions. Not only is such an analogy grossly inappropriate, it also trivializes the Holocaust and is deeply offensive to Holocaust survivors and the families of those who perished.

“While this group’s name and activities may be protected by the First Amendment, we are exercising our own free speech rights to express strong objection and to urge that such offensive tactics not be used to draw attention to a cause.”