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Published On: Sat, Apr 9th, 2016

Ted Cruz speaks out against abortion after rape, don’t ‘blame the child’

Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz reaffirmed his pro-life candidacy, explaining his objection to abortion following rape.

During an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly with Cruz just ahead of his victory over Trump in the Wisconsin primaries, he explained his belief in the sanctity of innocent human life regardless of the circumstances of conception.

“For people like me,” Kelly told Cruz, not allowing abortion in cases of rape or incest “may be a problem in getting behind President Ted Cruz.”

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photo/ donkeyhotey

Sen. Cruz answered Kelly by first emphasizing his compassion for rape survivors.  “I’ve spent a lot of years in law enforcement,” Cruz explained.  “I was the Solicitor General in the state of Texas and I have handled horrific cases of rape… I went before the U.S. Supreme Court and argued in defense of…capital punishment for the very worst child rapists.”

“Rape is a horrific crime against the humanity of a person, and needs to be punished, and punished severely,” Cruz stated, “but at the same time, as horrible as that crime is, I don’t believe it’s the child’s fault.”

Cruz takes the prolife stance that to kill the living, preborn child is unjust, and does not unrape a woman, but rather only answers the violence of rape with the violence of abortion.

“We weep at the crime,” Cruz told Kelly.  “We want to do everything we can to prevent the crime on the front end, and to punish the criminal, but I don’t believe it makes sense to blame the child.”

“To say that you are against taking a child’s life unless that child happened to be conceived in rape, would imply that the death penalty is the appropriate punishment for that child,” Pam Stenzel told LifeSiteNews.  “It implies that the child should pay the ultimate price for the crime of her father.”

“As a woman who was conceived in rape, I am so thankful that my birth mother did not make me pay for that crime, but sacrificed herself to give me life, and then the ultimate gift of my adoptive family,” Stenzel continued.  “She did not repay violence with more violence.”

“As a counselor, I’ve spent over two decades counseling women in crisis,” Stenzel explained.  “To say that abortion for the victim of rape would heal her, or make the rape go away is patently false.”

 

Forsaken: Women from Tauton Talk about Abortion Photo/Amazon

Forsaken: Women from Tauton Talk about Abortion Photo/Amazon

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    […] they will go once the media focuses upon his statements, that in an ideal world, women victims of rape or incest would be forced to have their attacker’s babies. Of course, you also have Cruz’s […]

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