Abortion posters are misleading
A little less than a year ago, Representative Charlie Rangel of New York was chastised by the Anti-Defamation League when he likened the war in Iraq to the Holocaust. As a rule of political discourse, one should never be so bold as to equate an individual or event with Hitler or the Holocaust. Not only does such a comparison cheapen the experiences of those who survived and the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust, but it also weakens the argument because nothing short of genocide is so atrocious. On Tuesday, the Concerned Bowdoin Students?an organization whose membership is unknown?wallpapered the Smith Union with pro-life posters. The posters, which featured a sketch of a sleeping infant, proclaimed abortion is "The American Holocaust" and numbered its victims at "47 million and counting."