NEW YORK (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League has condemned a film that compares abortion in the United States to the Holocaust.
The ADL called the movie “cynical and perverse” and “one of the most offensive and outrageous abuses of the memory of the Holocaust we have seen in years,” in a statement released Wednesday.
The film “180,” available on YouTube, is narrated by Ray Comfort and shows graphic images from the Holocaust such as dead bodies piled up at concentration camps and Jews being shot in mass graves. In the film, Comfort said that American people allowing abortions is exactly like when Hitler had the sanction of the German people to kill Jews.
The film is part of an initiative led by the Living Waters organization, which has spearheaded an initiative called Project Heart Changer, in order to change peoples’ minds about abortion.
“Not only does the film try to assert a moral equivalency between the Holocaust and abortion,” Abraham Foxman, the ADL’s national director, said in a statement. “But it also brings Jews and Jewish history into the discussion and then calls on its viewers to repent and accept Jesus as their savior.”