WASHINGTON -- A Republican member of Congress equated Planned Parenthood to "slavery forces" and called it a "racist organization" that was "created with the sole purpose of killing children that look like mine."
Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a congressman from Kansas who made the comments at the 2012 Values Voter Summit this morning, is staunchly anti-abortion rights and said he has adopted four children "each of them either black, Hispanic, native American."
"Besides slavery, abortion is the other darkest stain on our nation's character," Huelskamp told the crowd. "And this president is looking for every way possible to make abortion more available and more frequent, and he wants you to pay for it -- even if you disagree with it. Welcome to another provision of Obamacare.
"Like the pro-slavery forces who invaded Kansas, the pro-abortion forces in Washington and elsewhere want us to believe that abortion is not murder -- that being born is worse than death, that the unborn baby is property, not a person. We've heard that before -- 150 years ago," Huelskamp said, in an apparent reference to the Civil War and slavery.
He continued, taking a shot at Planned Parenthood: "And not shockingly, we see this administration opposing any reductions in taxpayer funding to the one private corporation, the largest abortion business in the entire country -- Planned Parenthood. Would not allow any single reductions, more than $300 million tax dollars to this entity. And ladies and gentlemen, I am the adoptive father of four children, each of them either -- each of them either black, Hispanic, Native American, and I am incensed that this president pays money to an entity that was created for the sole purpose of killing children that look like mine -- a racist organization, and it continues specifically to target minorities for abortion destruction. Shame on this president and shame on that party."