Katie Pavlich
Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been no stranger to the late-term abortion debate happening in his home state. Since debate over banning late term abortion picked up at the Capitol in Austin three weeks ago, Cruz has been a strong advocate for life.

After legislation passed the Texas House late last night banning abortions after five months of pregnancy, Cruz released the following statement.

House Bill 2 is an important step that will strengthen protections of innocent, unborn life and improve the safety and health of Texas women. I hope the Texas Senate will take swift action to pass this legislation for the good of all Texas children and their mothers.

Our nation was founded on the principle that we are endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights – among them, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. America’s founders knew that life comes first. Without life, there is no liberty; without life, there is no pursuit of happiness.

I am incredibly thankful for and proud of the principled leaders in our Texas Legislature and the many Texas groups who have brought this issue to the forefront, refusing to give up on this important legislation.

I'm looking forward to when the issue of late-term abortion comes to the United States Senate.

Katie Pavlich

Katie Pavlich is the Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her latest book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, was published on July 8, 2014.