Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said supporters of abortion rights chant “Hail, Satan” to silence their opponents.
“Arm-in-arm, chanting ‘Hail, Satan,’ embracing the right to take the term of a late-term child,” Cruz said referring to abortion rights supporters, according to the Dallas Morning News.
The junior senator from Texas made the comments at an event for the Susan B. Anthony List. He was referencing a right-wing story about a few young people caught on video chanting “Hail, Satan” to counter pro-life protesters singing “Amazing Grace” at the Texas state capitol last July during the debate over a restrictive anti-abortion bill the legislature ultimately passed.
Meanwhile, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) said abortion rights supporters support a “culture of death.”
At the same event, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) also likened abortion to killing the elderly.
“If we teach the generation coming after us that it’s okay to terminate a human life because it represents a financial hardship or social disruption, what are we telling them,” Huckabee said according to Politico.