By Caleb Parke
Published February 27, 2019
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem warned NBC's "Today" hosts that "right-wing" anti-abortion activists are pulling a page out of Adolf Hitler's playbook.
The 84-year-old activist was promoting a series of essays she wrote in 1983 that are "still relevant" today in the third edition of her book, called "Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions," when she made a not-so-subtle Nazi reference to President Trump and pro-life supporters amid the national abortion debate.
"Another is why Hitler was actually elected -- and he was elected -- and he campaigned against abortion. That was he padlocked the family planning clinics, OK, so that is still relevant in terms of the right-wing," Steinem said.
The "Today" co-host went straight to her essay "If Men Could Menstruate" instead of pressing her on the Hitler comparison geared toward the "next generation." But outside NBC, her comments quickly drew outrage.
Laura Ingraham slammed Steinem for her comments, adding that she is just one of many who make up the Left's "death culture."
"I'm afraid Gloria is getting a bit dotty in her old age," Laura Ingraham said on the "Ingraham Angle" Tuesday night. "She is essentially arguing that in order to save humanity, you have to kill off more humans."
She added that Steinem is practicing the art of self-projection.
"Hitler, just like Planned Parenthood, practiced and defended mass extermination," Ingraham added, "all in the name of racial purity, which is exactly what the founder of Planned Parenthood believed. Margaret Sanger believed deeply in eugenics."
Conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza called Steinem's claim "a big lie!"
"Hitler was vehemently anti-abortion for Nordic Germans, and vehemently pro-abortion for the so-called inferior races. This can hardly be called a pro-life position!" D'Souza wrote Tuesday night.