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