by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 6/28/13 12:17 PM
During a speech at the National Right to Life convention on Friday, pro-life Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Democrats in the Senate don’t really care that abortionists like Kermit Gosnell kill babies in what is essentially infanticide.
Cruz opened by thanking pro-life advocates for their efforts.
“Thank you for that commitment to those who are most vulnerable among us, despite the ridicule of the mainstream media,” he said.
Cruz recalled the story of when his older daughter was getting ready for her unborn younger sister to be be born. And he remembered how his daughter offered his unborn child her blanket to cuddle with and chew on for security.
“It is amazing that, as a two-year-old, child, Caroline was able to understand something that Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid don’t understand.”
“Without life there is no liberty, there is no pursuit of happiness. The ability to take life is the ultimate power and the ultimate deprivation of our God-given rights.”
“I have been honored to have the opportunity to defend life,” he said, recalling his time as Solicitor General of Texas — when he would stand strong in the courts to defend the right to life. Cruz said “Texas led the states” to defend the ban on partial-birth abortions. He also mentioned winning a unanimous battle at the Supreme Court to defend parental notification on abortion.
Cruz applauded the courts for defending Texas’ right to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
Cruz said that in the six months he has been in the U.S. Senate, he has been proud to stand up for life — starting with a resolution concerning Kermit Gosnell and calling for Congress to investigate late-term abortion practitioners nationwide.
“Democrats wanted a resolution that condemned unsanitary health clinics” not specifically related to abortion. “They were fine with any resolution as long as it didn’t mention abortion. A clinic passing on a disease in their minds is morally equivalent to Gosnell killing babies outside their mothers womb.”
Cruz mentioned Douglas Karpen, the late-term abortion practitioner who practices in Houston, Texas who also kills babies born alive and he said Senate Democrats don’t care that someone like Karpen operates like that. He condemned news outlets that ignored Gosnell and said pro-life advocates were successful in pressuring the media to cover his murder trial.
The senator went on to talk about the forced abortions that take place in China and lamented that pro-abortion groups don’t speak up more against the grisly practice that has killed millions of babies in China.
“Democrats stood together embracing the policy of abortion no matter what the consequences,” he said of the inability to get the Senate to vote for a resolution condemning those forced abortions.
He mentioned how he is proud to sponsor the 20-week abortion ban in the Senate and compared it to the Texas battle for a similar bill.
“When Austin Democrats filibustered, they were filibustering to protect late-term abortions,” he said. In the United States you see activists defend abortions all the way up to the day of birth.”
Cruz bashed President Barack Obama for repeatedly voting against the Born Alive bill in Illinois, which would stop infanticides.
He also went after the IRS for targeting pro-life groups saying, “The federal government has no business asking us the content of our prayers.” And he contrasted the attacks on religious liberty and companies like Hobby Lobby with how the founders fled religious persecution.
Cruz received a standing ovation for the line, “In my opinion we need to repeal every single word of Obamacare.”
The senator concluded saying that elections are important but the debate for hearts and minds, when it comes to showing how unborn children have a right to life, is significantly more important is in mind.