Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) denounced Democrats for not caring about infanticide in a speech to the National Right to Life convention on Friday in Texas.
According to LifeNews, Cruz said Senate Democrats do not think abortionists who kill born-alive babies like Kermit Gosnell and Douglas Kerpen, a late-term abortion doctor in Houston, are doing anything wrong.
Cruz said he was proud to support a bill in the Senate that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, which did not make it to the floor, and compared his fight in the Senate to the fight to ban such abortions in Texas, which Democrats, led by State Senator Wendy Davis filibustered last week. Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has called another special session on Monday in order to get the bill passed.
He blasted Senate Democrats for defending abortions up until birth and not taking Gosnell’s clinic–and others like it–seriously.
He said Senate Democrats wanted a resolution that condemned unsanitary health clinics,” but were only “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 said he was also proud that Texas “led the states” while he was Solicitor General on banning partial-birth abortions and “applauded the courts for defending Texas’ right to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.”
Cruz reportedly also spoke about forced abortions 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.” He also “bashed President Barack Obama for repeatedly voting against the Born Alive bill in Illinois, which would stop infanticides.”
He then “condemned news outlets that ignored Gosnell” and thanked pro-life advocates for not only pressuring the mainstream media to cover the Gosnell trial but to fight for pro-life causes “despite the ridicule of the mainstream media.”
“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,” Cruz said. “I have been honored to have the opportunity to defend life.”