.- Britainâs top Catholic cleric has said the countryâs policy on abortion is similar to Nazi Germany's eugenics experiments and killings, reported The Independent. Some Jewish groups were angered by the link the cardinal made between abortion and the Holocaust. Rabbi Jonathan Romain, a spokesman for the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain, said he disagreed with cardinal.
But Cormac Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor has insisted that a "majority of the British people" agree with his views and they are uneasy with the abortion law.
In an article in The Sunday Telegraph March 27, the cardinal said abortion meant "the terrible truth is that it is the strong who decide the fate of the weak; human beings therefore become instruments in the hands of other human beings. That way lies eugenics, and we know from German history where that leads."
He has also defended making abortion a political debate ahead of the general election.