The Rev. Rafael Cruz, father of Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz, is not shy about stating where he stands on abortion.
Rev. Cruz issued a strong call to a group evangelical Christians recently, saying that Americans should stop using euphemistic terms like “pro-choice” and say “pro-murder” instead, CNS News reports.
“We have to stop being politically correct,” Rev. Cruz said. “We have to stop acquiescing even to the wording that the liberals use.”
“Just think about it,” he continued. “They talk about the issue of life. They say ‘pro-life’ or ‘pro-choice.’ That’s not the right word. It is ‘pro-life’ or ‘pro-death.’ It is ‘pro-life’ or ‘pro-murder.’
“So we’re supposed to prostitute our principles on behalf of tolerance. Well, I’ll tell you what, there are absolutes. There are absolutes. Start being biblically correct instead of politically correct.”
Some pro-lifers prefer the term “pro-abortion” to “pro-murder” because, they argue, U.S. law does not legally consider abortion to be murder. Still, Rev. Cruz’s point is clear that the term “pro-choice” is misleading, at best. People who believe abortion should be legal support the killing of unborn babies in the womb.
Rev. Cruz’s son also has been a vocal supporter of life for unborn babies. The U.S. Senator from Texas and presidential candidate recently called out Hillary Clinton for trying to hide her radical position on abortion.
“Hillary Clinton embraces abortion on demand in all circumstances up until the moment of birth. Partial-birth abortion with taxpayer funding, with no notification for parents in any circumstances – 91 percent of Americans say that’s nuts,” Cruz told an Iowa crowd last Monday, according to CNN.
“So what do they do, they try to shift it. The war on women wasn’t that, it was contraceptives,” Cruz continued. “Now listen, I have been a conservative my entire life. I have never met anybody, any conservative who wants to ban contraceptives.”
The so-called “war on women” was “concocted” by the Democratic Party to attack conservatives and pro-lifers and divert the public’s attention away from the party’s radical stance on abortion, Cruz said.
CNS News details the conservative family’s background:
Rafael Cruz fled Cuba at age 18 in 1957 after he realized Fidel Castro was a hardcore Communist. He worked his way through the University of Texas working as a dishwasher making 50 cents an hour. He earned a degree in mathematics. He was granted political asylum in 1961 and he because a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2005.
He eventually settled in Texas and his Dallas-based church also operates Christian ministries in Mexico and Central America. His son, Ted Cruz, is the junior senator from Texas, a Republican, and the first Cuban-American to hold that office.