|"Agh! I told you don't hold up a mirror to my face! It's terrifying!"|
During a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said he's created an anti-abortion group that will "champion every child, born and unborn." The Pro-Lifers for Cruz coalition already has more than 17,000 members, according to a press release, and will be chaired by Tony Perkins, the anti-LGBT president of the Family Research Council who recently said same-sex marriage is responsible for "havoc in our homes and blood in our streets." Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has also created a committee, but Cruz has cornered some of the more extreme members of the anti-abortion movement. Also heading up the coalition are 11 anti-abortion co-chairs "representing virtually every perspective on the pro-life spectrum."
One of those perspectives is that of Troy Newman, the president of Operation Rescue and a board member of the Center for Medical Progress, the group behind the debunked Planned Parenthood videos, whose founder David Daleiden was recently indicted for alleged crimes in connection to the videos. In his announcement on Wednesday, Cruz called Newman's group "one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation."
This Troy Newman guy is so divorced from reality that he once said this about women's health clinics in California:
"Is it no wonder that California is experiencing the worst drought in history when it is the largest child-killer in all of the United States?"
Yes because a lack of precipitation and women controlling their own reproductive organs are so clearly intertwined.
Let's just add this to the growing list of reasons that Ted Cruz must NEVER be allowed to gain any real political power.