Leah Barkoukis
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“Hopelessly enmeshed with the agenda of the left,” the mainstream media largely ignored the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell and was silent when Planned Parenthood lobbyist Alicia LaPolt Snow endorsed the right to kill babies born alive. Worse yet, Congressional Democrats, who have the ability to actually put an end to these inhumane practices, refuse to do so.  During a speech at the 43rd National Right to Life convention on Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz decided to call them out for it:

Cruz said that in the six months he has been in the U.S. Senate, he has been proud to stand up for life — starting with a resolution concerning Kermit Gosnell and calling for Congress to investigate late-term abortion practitioners nationwide.

“Democrats wanted a resolution that condemned unsanitary health clinics” not specifically related to abortion. “They were 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 mentioned Douglas Karpen, the late-term abortion practitioner who practices in Houston, Texas who also kills babies born alive and he said Senate Democrats don’t care that someone like Karpen operates like that.

Operation Rescue’s Cheryl Sullenger said “Douglas Karpen is so like Kermit Gosnell that it is uncanny, from illegal late term abortions, to killing babies born alive, to even the sewers clogged with fetal remains.” Even more troubling is that it’s unlikely Gosnell and Karpen are the outliers the Left would like us to believe. How many more like them are out there? With Senate Democrats twice opposing a resolution that would prevent another Gosnell, it’s clear they have no interest in finding out, let alone stopping them. As Cruz pointed out in his speech, Democrats “[embrace] the policy of abortion no matter what the consequences.”

 “Without life there is no liberty, there is no pursuit of happiness,” he said. “The ability to take life is the ultimate power and the ultimate deprivation of our God-given rights.” 


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Leah Barkoukis

Leah Barkoukis is the Assistant Editor at Townhall.com/Townhall Magazine.

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