In 1942 Adolf Hitler declared:
“In view of the large families of the Slav native population, it could only suit us if girls and women there had as many abortions as possible. We are not interested in seeing the non-German population multiply…We must use every means to instill in the population the idea that it is harmful to have several children, the expenses that they cause and the dangerous effect on woman's health… It will be necessary to open special institutions for abortions and doctors must be able to help out there in case there is any question of this being a breach of their professional ethics."
Adolf Hitler and History of AbortionYes. In fact, he was the first major western leader to allow abortion even for reasons of the stress of the mother - thus making it legal in nearly every circumstance. His idea was to limit the growth of populations (lessen them, actually) in the eastern territories where he wanted the German empire to expand - while increasing pregnancies and births to "aryan" couples.
"In view of the large families of the native populations," Hitler asserted, "it could only suit us if girls and women there had as many abortions as possible." Hitler also personally announced that he "would personally shoot" any "such idiot" who "tried to put into practice such an order (forbidding abortion) in the occupied Eastern territories.