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Ted Cruz on Abortion

 


Allow vote to end Planned Parenthood's funding

Cruz continued his war with Republican leaders, whom he has dubbed "liars" for not allowing votes to end Planned Parenthood's funding. "The truth is not rhetoric," Cruz said. "Here's the truth. [Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell and [Minority Leader] Harry Reid are working arm in arm."

Cruz capitalized on the conservative theory of why Obama had been elected president: Republicans only lost when they went easy on Democrats. Any Republican who forgot that was going to lose to Hillary Clinton.

Source: Australian Financial Review on 2015 GOP RedState Gathering , Aug 9, 2015

Prosecute Planned Parenthood for criminal violations

If I'm elected president, let me tell you about my first day in office. The first thing I intend to do is to rescind every illegal and unconstitutional executive action taken by Barack Obama.

The next thing I intend to do is instruct the Department of Justice to open an investigation into these videos and to prosecute Planned Parenthood for any criminal violations.

The next thing I intend to do is instruct the Department of Justice and the IRS to stop persecuting religious liberty, and then intend to cancel the Iran deal, and finally move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

I will keep my word. My father fled Cuba, and I will fight to defend liberty because my family knows what it's like to lose it.

Source: Fox News/Facebook Top Ten First Tier debate transcript , Aug 6, 2015

Ban taxpayer funding of abortion & partial birth abortion

On abortion, Cruz has called the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing the procedure a "dark anniversary" but has not said whether he would specifically work to overturn it. Cruz has staunchly supported bans on any taxpayer funding of abortion and bans of so-called partial birth abortion. He has fervently supported a Texas law that would require doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, a requirement that could limit staffing at abortion facilities. That Texas law was ruled unconstitutional by a lower court and is now before the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Source: PBS News Hour "2016 Candidate Stands" series , Mar 23, 2015

Companies can deny insuring birth control

Birth control: All the candidates agreed that companies should have the ability to deny women birth control coverage at their discretion.
Source: BurntOrangeReport.com on 2012 Texas Senate Debate , Apr 16, 2012

Protect innocent human life with partial-birth ban

Ted Cruz has fought to protect innocent human life. He played a leading role in several important cases, including defense of the partial-birth abortion ban, parental consent laws, and prohibiting state funds from going to abortion. These cases have all been part of the ongoing effort to ensure that every child in America receives the protection and respect he or she deserves.

Ted successfully defended Texas's Rider 8, which prohibits state funds for groups that provide abortions.

Source: Campaign website, www.tedcruz.org, "Issues" , Jul 17, 2011

Opposes public abortion funding.

Cruz opposes the CC Voters Guide question on abortion funding

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Public funding of abortions"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q1a on Oct 31, 2012

Opposes churches providing birth control.

Cruz opposes the CC Voters Guide question on churches and contraception

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Requiring religious groups to cover birth control & abortion in insurance"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q1d on Oct 31, 2012

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