As part of its “Do You Know? Do You Care?” campaign, Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust staged a protest Thursday outside of the New Mexico Holocaust and Intolerance Museum. The activists not only held signs reading “ABQ: America’s Auschwitz,” they entered the museum to hand out leaflets and demand it commission an exhibit comparing the Holocaust to abortion. They did not, by their own admission, know much about the laws they came to protest.
“Since I just got here, we’ve been learning about [Albuquerque’s abortion laws] since then, so I don’t know too much,” confessed one teen to a reporter from KOB Eyewitness News 4.
The activists were mostly from California, and some of them paid $250 to attend the “FIRST-EVER ProLife Leadership Camp,” hosted in Albuquerque because the group considers it to be “the Abortion Capital of the Southwest and the Late Term Abortion Capital of the country.” An anti-abortion coalition that includes Operation Rescue claims to have collected over 25,000 signatures from Albuquerque natives in support of an October ballot measure that would ban abortions after 20 weeks.
Residents who spoke to KOB, however, were unwilling to accept the comparison of their city to a Nazi concentration camp.
“We are hurt and outraged that these out-of-state extremists would come to our city and disrespect one of our most important landmarks like this,” one said.
View the full report from KOB below: