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GOP Prez Candidates Won’t Condemn Terrorist Who Killed Three People Yesterday

Posted by Phoenix Woman on November 28, 2015

 

The same Republicans who are busy demonizing Syrian refugees based on the “proof” of what turned out to be a forged passport on one of the Paris attackers – and who still happily talk up the debunked videos that slander Planned Parenthood – have yet to say Word One about the man who shot up a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs yesterday, killing three people.

UPDATE:  Ted Cruz finally steps forward.  Of course, he (or one of his aides) did so in a quick Tweet that avoids mentioning his embracing violent antichoice zealots, as referenced this C&L piece (Source: Right Wing Watch):

In a press release yesterday, Sen. Ted Cruz announced that he had received the endorsement of Troy Newman , the radical anti-choice activist who runs Operation Rescue, saying he was “grateful” for the endorsement of Newman, who “has served as a voice for the unborn for over 25 years.”

“We need leaders like Troy Newman in this country who will stand up for those who do not have a voice,” Cruz added.

It is remarkable that Cruz is touting the endorsement of one of the most radical anti-choice activists in the country. In a movement that has increasingly embraced softer rhetoric about “women’s health” in order to pass incremental measures restricting abortion rights, Newman is a holdover from the no-holds-barred activism of the so-called “rescue” movement of the 1980s and 1990s.

Much as Cruz recently tried to court an extremist pastor who believes the government should execute gay people, he is now hailing an activist who authored a book criticizing the U.S. government for failing to treat abortion providers as murderers who should be put to death.

Newman argued in his 2003 book, “Their Blood Cries Out,” that the biblical duty of government “rightly involves executing convicted murderers, including abortionists, for their crimes in order to expunge bloodguilt from the land and people.”

 

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