This week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) gave remarks before the Senate Judiciary Committee blasting abortion and a pro-abortion bill that would make the life-ending procedure virtually legal throughout pregnancy.
Here is what he said, per Life News:
“Forty-eight years ago, the Supreme Court created a right to abortion that had never before existed, that had never received a vote from the American people, that could never have been imagined by the drafters of the Constitution. As Justice Thomas recently wrote, the Supreme Court, ‘Created the right to abortion out of whole cloth without a shred of support from the Constitution’s text.’
“Since that tragic decision, over 62 million unborn children have lost their lives. That 62 million little boys and little girls never got the chance to breathe a breath of fresh air, never got to laugh, never got to play, never got to grow up to be scientists, to be inventors, to be athletes, to be poets, to be artists. 62 million souls that never got the chance to live their own unique lives. Protecting human life is the central responsibility of the law.”
“Senator Blumenthal’s bill, the misleadingly named ‘Women’s Health Protection Act,’ would make sure that physicians can refuse medical treatment to infants who survived an abortion. It would make sure that unborn children can be aborted by tearing them limb from limb, and it would make sure that unborn children diagnosed with Down Syndrome can be terminated because of their disability. This is inhumane. It goes much further than even the deeply mistaken pro-abortion cases from the Supreme Court.”
“The position of virtually every elected Democrat in the United States Senate, including the President of the United States and the Vice President of the United States, is they support unlimited abortion on demand up until the moment of birth, partial-birth abortion with taxpayer funding, with no parental consent and no parental notification. That is an extreme, radical view far out of step with the American people. Indeed, just 9 percent of Americans agree with that radical view – 91 percent say that goes too far. But in today’s Democratic Party, that is the orthodoxy, the radical orthodoxy that they would force on the entire country, and that they would use to strike down any state laws protecting human life.”