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Ted Cruz Tells Pro-Life Convention: Democrats Donít Care About Infanticide
Life News ^ | June 28, 2013 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 06/28/2013 2:51:46 PM PDT by NYer

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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; cruz; democrats; democratskillbabies; moralabsolutes; prolife

1 posted on 06/28/2013 2:51:46 PM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah; narses

Ping!


2 posted on 06/28/2013 2:52:14 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer

He’s right.


3 posted on 06/28/2013 2:52:34 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: NYer

Ted a lot of so-called (R)s don’t either.

Look for the “let’s just get the argument off the table” idiots for this as well. They’ve somehow either bought this trojan-horse democrat rationale, or they know it’s a lie and are peddling it anyway.

Look how well it’s doing for us on immigration after all.


4 posted on 06/28/2013 2:55:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: NYer
Ted Cruz Tells Pro-Life Convention: Democrats Don’t Care About Infanticide

Cruz is wrong. Democrats care a great deal...every step of the way. To a Democrat EVERY live birth is a cosmic failure. Infanticide just fixes the problem.

5 posted on 06/28/2013 2:58:41 PM PDT by stevem
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To: NYer
Cruz is absolutely right. Fact is, many Republicans also won't lift a finger to support life.

Cruz is on track to win the GOP nomination in 2016.

6 posted on 06/28/2013 2:59:08 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: NYer

Ted Cruze is wrong. Democrats DO care about infanticide. They want it to ba a viable option for women and families and FOR THE STATE.


7 posted on 06/28/2013 3:07:58 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economiws In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: stevem

It’s part of the reason Democrats want amnesty. They’ve aborted away an entire generation of black babies. 13 million of them. Which is about how many illegals they want to infuse our nation with.

And they’ll still get 95% of the black vote.


8 posted on 06/28/2013 3:21:22 PM PDT by PlanToDisappear
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To: NYer




Senator Cruz ROCKS!

9 posted on 06/28/2013 3:32:06 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: NYer

Exactly right. They’d rather run a memorial for 50,000 bees killed in Oregon than admit that the slaughter of millions of innocents is anything but a “Woman’s right to Choose”.


10 posted on 06/28/2013 3:38:37 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: NYer

Don’t care about it? They relish it! Did you see them applauding the pro-death filibuster in Texas the other day? Disgusting.


11 posted on 06/28/2013 3:45:19 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: NYer

You know folks I’m not sure it is just me but I swear that we are starting to gradually getting political patriots. I believe God is just beginning putting them in the political arena. Thank God for Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz. I believe there will be others to come folks. God will not be mocked nor will he allow this nation that was blessed by HIM to be destroyed. Yes it will collaspsed but not destroyed. We are aware the United States is not mentioned in the Bible perhaps because we have become very weak and from that point that is where i believe Sarah will step in. I am sure God also place Ted Cruz and it is no accident. Folks we are living in interesting time, time buckle up it will be bumpy ride but a joyous time because WE WILL WIN!!!

o Is there a Ted Cruz PING? I want in =)


12 posted on 06/28/2013 3:47:45 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: NYer

I’m thankful for this man, I don’t believe Cruz is going to turn out to be a flake.


13 posted on 06/28/2013 4:06:14 PM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: NYer
Very impressive. It's rare to see a politician take this stand, let alone tell the truth so bluntly.

In politics, just like in life, everyone and everything can get locked into a pattern, a pattern of thought, a pattern of behavior, a pattern of expectations and a pattern of outcomes, like bad habits that we can't break.

And then along comes someone like Ted Cruz, telling the truth in such a dramatic way that it breaks the pattern and allows thought and real discourse to flow again.

It's easy to slip back into those patterns, so once the pattern is broken, we need more of those jolt to snap any attempts to restart the broken pattern.

We need More Cruz!

How come Texas gets the good one?? A Cruz for/from Every State!

14 posted on 06/28/2013 4:21:22 PM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Animal Farm meets 1984 in A Brave New World. Crony capitalism, chaos and control.)
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To: NYer

It’s not true that the Dems “don’t care” about dead babies. They PREFER dead babies. They’ll insert catheters and stand on their feet for hours screaming about how wonderful it is that babies are killed by the likes of Kermit Gosnell. That’s how much they care.


15 posted on 06/28/2013 6:04:22 PM PDT by madprof98
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