Rep. Louise Slaughter, who has never been one for mincing words, particularly when it comes to women’s issues, likened Republican efforts to limit access to abortion in the budget battle to “an old German Nazi move,” and accused her colleagues across the aisle of wanting to “kill women.”

The Rochester-area Democrat’s comments came during a women’s health rally held on the mall yesterday. Slaughter takes the stage at roughly the 45-minute mark on this CSPAN video. (H/T to The American Pundit for spotting this one first).

“I went through this as co-chair of the Arts Caucus,” the congresswoman said. “In ’94 people were elected simply to come here to kill the National Endowment for the Arts. Now they’re here to kill women.”

“…There is nothing in any of their bills that has anything to do about the health of the woman. You are allowed to have an abortion if you have been raped or it’s a matter of incest. However you have to keep a receipt.”

“Did you know that? It’s sort of like an old German Nazi movie – show me your papers. What happens is you have to prove if you have been raped, of if it has been incest, you have to prove with police documents or whatever else you’ve got to prove to the IRS that it was all right to have your abortion covered. And in many cases you have to be able to prove that you paid for it yourself.”

“This is one of the biggest setbacks I’ve ever seen. Do they do that with vasectomies?”

UPDATE: A Slaughter aide informed me the congresswoman said “movie” and not “move,” so I have made that change, although I found it difficult to hear. In addition, the rally yesterday was not about the looming government shutdown, but rather a stand-alone bill that was scheduled to receive a hearing in the Rules Committee (on which Slaughter sits), but was considered “so extreme” that the hearing was canceled.