Abortion Activists Target Pro-Life Chair for Ted Cruz With Lies, Falsely Claim He Supports Violence

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 28, 2016   |   4:53PM   |   Washington, DC

Within the past 24 hours, abortion activists have launched a coordinated attack against Troy Newman, who is the chairman of the Pro-Lifers for Cruz coalition and calling for the pro-life presidential candidate to fire him.

Abortion supporters are pushing a letter, published by the militant left-wingers at People for the American Way and signed by top abortion proponents like PFAW President Michael Keegan, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens.

The group of radical abortion promoters falsely accuses Newman of “violent extremism” and “history of violent rhetoric and harassment toward women’s health providers,” among other spurious allegations. However, Newman and Operation Rescue has a long and fully documented history of peaceful activism and denouncing of violence against abortionists.

In comments to LifeNews, Newman called the attack on him ridiculous and an attempt to embarrass Cruz.

“I am astounded daily on how the abortion cartel can fabricate such outrageous lies and ad hominem attacks. If even a sliver of their false accusations were true I would be sitting in jail. But all their slander will not hide the fact that pro-life Americans are the majority and the abortion cartel has finally been exposed as barbaric murderers,” Newman said.

he said the attack is a distortion campaign meant to deflect negative attention from Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby parts.

“Let us recap what we know. Number one the abortion industry is selling human baby body parts for a profit. This is a felony. Number two, the abortion industry is changing abortion medical procedures to place their profit margin ahead of the health and safety of women, this is a Felony. Number three, we have proven through their own testimony on video that abortion providers are intentionally allowing babies to be born alive and then murdered for their body parts, this is a felony,” Newman added.

“The congressional panel on infant lives is exposing these truths and we expect a full accountability of the abortion cartel. So this vicious press release will fall on deaf ears once we see the prosecution of the abortion industries most violent and despicable killers,” he continued.

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Newman is the president of Operation Rescue and the organization released a statement in response to the false attacks:

Planned Parenthood and their cronies have a vested interest in attacking Newman. He served as a founding board member of the Center for Medical Progress, which released undercover videos that exposed its involvement in the illegal sale of aborted baby body parts.

In fact, Planned Parenthood sued Newman and CMP head David Daleiden in Federal Court under anti-racketeering laws and the abortion giant is now battling a motion to dismiss their ridiculous suit filed by and Daleiden’s attorneys as well as a motion to dissolve an injunction that has kept hundreds of hours of incriminating undercover videos from being released to the public.

Attacking the messenger is the only way they have to try to discredit the hefty volume of evidence against them. This most recent attack is all about manipulating the public’s perception against those who exposed Planned Parenthood in order to deflect attention from their own crimes.

It is also a feeble attempt to hurt the presidential candidacy of Sen. Ted Cruz, who they know will seek to enforce the laws against them.

The PFAW attack letter was followed almost instantaneously by articles continuing the attack and repeating their falsehoods, which were published by the Huffington Post, Politico, Right Wing Watch, and even Glamour Magazine, among others.

Not one of these publications bothered to reach out to Newman or Operation Rescue’s staff for their response.

Newman’s position on abortion-related violence is clear. He denounces violence against abortion providers as well as the violence perpetrated by the Abortion Cartel against innocent babies in the womb and their mothers.

In the meantime, Operation Rescue staff is taking extra precautions at their headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, which has been vandalized numerous times by abortion supporters. Newman and members of Operation Rescue’s staff have received hundreds of death threats from the pro-abortion crowd over the years – threats ginned up by the false accusations of abortion supporters who irresponsibly fling their lies across the Internet.

A fuller statement on Operation Rescue’s position denouncing abortion violence is easily accessible to anyone who can read here: Operation Rescue’s Non-Violent History is a Matter of Public Record.