By H. Peter Johnson
According to Troy Newman, an adviser to the Ted Cruz campaign, violence against anyone involved in an abortion is justifiable.
“If you paid for the abortion, gave the woman some information, or even drove the woman to a clinic, you are liable and deserve death,” said Newman in an interview with WEHW. “We must protect unborn babies and create a culture of life, not death.”
Newman is a radical opponent of abortion and has supported violence against providers in the past.
In 2003, he defended Paul Jennings Hill, who was executed for killing abortion doctor John Britton.
“There are many examples where taking the life in defense of innocent human beings is legally justified and permissible under the law. Paul Hill should have been given the opportunity to defend himself with the defense of his choosing in a court of law,” said Newman in a press release.
According to Democracy Now!, Newman serves as co-chair of the Pro-Lifers for Cruz coalition.
Last November, Cruz bragged about getting Newman’s endorsement.
“I am grateful to receive the endorsement of Troy Newman,” Cruz said. “He has served as a voice for the unborn for over 25 years, and works tirelessly every day for the pro-life cause. We need leaders like Troy Newman in this country who will stand up for those who do not have a voice.”