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Victoria Jackson on Newtown massacre comments: 'I regret nothing'

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Victoria Jackson has stood by her comparison of the Newtown, CT school shooting to US President Barack Obama's pro-choice abortion policy.

The former Saturday Night Live star was roundly condemned for a series of Facebook posts in the hours after a gunman murdered 20 children and six adults last Friday.

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Jackson openly mocked Obama tearing up as he spoke about the tragedy on Friday evening, writing: "Obama dramatically wiped a tear as he said, 'The majority of those who died today were children - beautiful little kids... They had their entire lives ahead of them - birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own...'

"YEAH OBAMA. SAME AS THE MILLION BABIES YOU HAD ABORTED THIS YEAR. ARE YOU CRYING FOR THEM?"

Jackson suggested to The Huffington Post earlier in the week that her remarks were justified.

"I don't regret anything I have said," she insisted. "I meant that the grieving I feel for the Newtown children and parents is the same grieving I feel for aborted foetuses."

She continued: "Obama is milking this for political reasons. We need no more gun laws but should rather enforce the ones we have."

Jackson went on to say that she feels nothing but sadness for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and their families.

"I pray supernatural comfort for each grieving mother, father, sister, brother and grandparent and friends in Newtown," she said.

The right-wing comic has a history of making controversial comments about hot-button issues.

Jackson claimed in November that "American died" when Obama won re-election over Republican Mitt Romney and also recently expressed her belief that same sex marriage would "make God mad".

The actress was in Saturday Night Live's cast from 1986 to 1992 and also starred with Weird Al Yankovic in the cult classic UHF.

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