Sen. Diaz facing backlash over abortion comment

THE BRONX - State Sen. Ruben Diaz (D-The Bronx) is facing backlash after comparing abortion to the Holocaust.

"Hitler was pro-choice. He chose to send the Jews to Auschwitz. That was not their choice, that was Hitler's choice," Diaz said.

Jewish groups, pro-choice groups and other politicians are slamming Diaz over the comments. The state senator says he won't back down from the comments, but that he didn't mean to offend Jewish groups.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A study says 88 percent of walking trips 1 Word on the Street: Walking with GPS
VIDEO: Bronx restaurant owner attacked, robbed in apartment 2 VIDEO: Bronx restaurant owner attacked, robbed in apartment building
VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx 3 VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx
Sea Cliff's Troy Ramey was voted off 'The 4 Elisa's Entertainment for 4/26
5 VIDEO: Brooklyn Botanic Garden to host annual Sakura Matsuri Festival

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE