A new 6-minute video was released earlier this week, and I heard about it from my friend Chad.
Videos are nice, but we probably shouldn’t believe anything that Cruz says in campaign speeches and campaign ads. Politicians say anything in election years in order to get elected. What would really be interesting would be to see what the pro-life organizations rate this guy, and whether he has any kind of record fighting for the lives of the unborn.
Fortunately, I have one article that answers both questions… from Charisma News.
On Saturday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz received a ringing endorsement from Georgia’s largest pro-life organization. “Senator Cruz has an unblemished record of standing up for innocent life,” said Ricardo Davis, the director of Georgia Right to Life’s Political Action Committee (GRTL PAC).
And here are the pro-life achievements:
Senator Cruz’s pro-life record includes the following:
- Leading the charge on behalf of 13 states in successfully defending the federal Partial Birth Abortion Act before the U.S. Supreme Court;
- Joining 18 states in successfully defending New Hampshire’s Parental Notification Act before the U.S. Supreme Court;
- Successfully defending a Texas law that prevents state funds from being sent to organizations that perform abortions; and
- Calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood amid charges that the abortion giant sells aborted body parts.
The Washington Times reports that Cruz has also been endorsed by the pro-life leaders I most respect, Tony Perkins and James Dobson.
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, has endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas for president, calling Mr. Cruz “a constitutional conservative who will fight for faith, family and freedom.”
“I trust Ted to fight to pull America out of the political and cultural tailspin that President Obama’s policies have put us in,” Mr. Perkins said. “This is no normal election; this election is about the very survival of our Constitution and our republic.”
Mr. Cruz said he was “honored” to have Mr. Perkins’ endorsement, calling him “a man of incredible principle and faith.”
Mr. Perkins is currently president of the FRC, which promotes socially conservative values and is one of the most influential conservative advocacy groups in the country. Mr. Perkins said on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” it was a personal endorsement and not from any of the nonprofits he leads.
Mr. Cruz has been jockeying with 2016 GOP rival Donald Trump for support from social conservatives ahead of the Iowa caucuses on Monday.
The Texas senator has also been endorsed by Dr. James Dobson, another social conservative leader, and past FRC President Gary Bauer.
I think anyone whose main issue is protecting the unborn from the use of force for selfish adults should give Cruz a look. I personally don’t trust any other candidate running on the pro-life issue. Trump is pro-abortion, and there’s no evidence he’s changed his mind except his words form like 5 minutes ago. Rubio can’t be trusted on anything he says – he lied to Florida voters about his intention to oppose amnesty, and when he got to Washington, he sponsored a bill to give 20 million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. We can’t trust anything that Trump or Rubio say on any issue, in my opinion. In any case, we don’t have to settle for “maybe pro-life, if it’s popular”. We can pick Ted Cruz and get “pro-life regardless of whether it’s popular or not”.
Ted Cruz has a record of defending unpopular positions, and trying to explain conservative values to others. In Iowa, he was the only candidate to stand up to the power ethanol lobbies and their crony capitalism. Marco Rubio and Donald Trump sided with the ethanol crony capitalists, because they were afraid to lose votes. And Cruz won Iowa.
He is not afraid to defend conservative values. When it comes to the life issue, we should look for the candidate with the proven record of fighting for conservative values: Ted Cruz.
- Ted Cruz fought Rubio’s amnesty in 2013 and fought Obama’s executive amnesty in 2014
- Meet Ted Cruz’s secret weapon: his supportive and loving wife Heidi Cruz
- Watch Ted Cruz disagree with an Iowa farmer on the issue of ethanol subsidies
- Is Marco Rubio right about his attacks on Ted Cruz’s business tax plan?
- Ted Cruz’s scary, unreported, undisclosed Goldman Sachs loan
- Harvard Law Review: Ted Cruz is a natural born citizen and is eligible to become President
- Ted Cruz blasts Democrats for hiding immigration histories of terrorists in the USA
- CNN Debate: Ted Cruz hammers Marco Rubio over support for amnesty and Libya disaster
- Ted Cruz invites climate scientists to Washington, D.C. to discuss climate change
- The FIVE departments that Ted Cruz would shut down if elected president