Cruz Supported Banning Abortion Even In Cases Of Rape And Incest.
Cruz Opposed Abortion Exceptions In Cases Of Rape And Incest. According to the Houston Chronicle, “Cruz would allow abortion only in cases in which the mother’s life is in jeopardy: ‘I think that every human life is a precious gift from God and should be protected in law from conception until natural death.’” [Houston Chronicle, 10/31/12]
Ted Cruz Only Supported An Abortion Exception When The Life Of The Mother Was At Risk. According to the Texas Tribune, “But as the Tribune’s Emily Ramshaw writes today, many top Texas Republicans share Akin’s opposition to abortion in cases of rape or incest, putting them at odds with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, who on Sunday released a statement saying they ‘would not oppose abortion in instances of rape.’ (Romney will appear at three fundraisers today in Midland.) Those Republicans – who include Perry, Attorney General Greg Abbott, U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst – say they only support abortion exceptions when a mother’s life is in danger.” [Texas Tribune, 8/21/12]
Cruz Supported Personhood Legislation, Which Could Outlaw Certain Common Forms Of Birth Control.
Cruz Supported The Life At Conception Act. According to Pro Life Alliance, “With the general election now past, come January several newly elected pro-life champions will be joining the fight on Capitol Hill for a Life at Conception Act. One of those champions will be Ted Cruz from Texas whose strong support for the Life at Conception Act contributed to his success.” [Pro Life Alliance, 11/9/12]
- Legislation Declared The Unborn To Be “Persons.” According to the Pro Life Alliance, “A Life at Conception Act – as introduced in the 113th Congress by Congressman Jim Jordan (H.R. 1091) and in the Senate by Senator Rand Paul (S. 583) – is legislation that, quite simply, would declare the unborn to be ‘persons’ under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, and therefore entitled to the right to life guaranteed therein.” [Pro Life Alliance, Accessed 8/15/14]