Ted Cruz’s mother challenges court's 24-week abortion cutoff: "It's not too late!"
HOUSTON -- On Tuesday, Senator Ted Cruz's mother, Barbara Cruz, filed a lawsuit challenging laws that ban abortions after 24 weeks. Mrs. Cruz argues such bans are unconstitutional, violate the 14th Amendment, and insult the concept of self-determination set out in Roe v. Wade.
She wishes the courts had allowed her to abort her son, Ted Cruz, at 25 weeks when she first knew something was wrong. During an ultrasound at that time, her doctor shrieked and retreated from the medical room. After about 15 minutes, he returned, looking as though he had seen a ghost. He warned Mrs. Cruz that her son would grow to become a "psychotic pro-life serial killer."
Mrs. Cruz tried to seek a second opinion from a local psychic, but immediately after she extended her palm, the psychic tensed up and shrieked, "Satan! Satan! This child was conceived by Satan!"
Though abortions past 24 weeks might not be ethical in all situations, Mrs. Cruz believes that instances of rape, incest, risk to the mother, and Satanic possessions should all be factors that allow special exceptions to be made. "In 1970, I couldn't get an abortion. Everyone, and I mean everyone - Democrats, Republicans, my church, my neighbors - agrees bringing Ted Cruz into the world was a mistake," she wrote to the District Judge.
The court's ruling should be announced within the next month.