Cruz Takes on Planned Parenthood

Cruz Takes on Planned Parenthood

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With the latest undercover sting video released on Saturday by the Center for Medical Progress, the furor over Planned Parenthood’s federal tax subsidies show no signs of dissipating.

Amid the expectation of as many as five more videos with potentially more damning details, Sen. Ted Cruz has taken up the cause to defund the organization with the announcement of a new effort.

Making good on a threat during the first Republican debate, Cruz has promised in a USA Today op-ed to “lead the fight” to prevent further taxpayer money for Planned Parenthood arguing that “funding the federal government does not require funding Planned Parenthood.”

As the consolidation of GOP voter blocs continues, Cruz has emerged largely as the champion of evangelical voters amid the post-debate decline of Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, both of whom won successive Iowa Caucuses on the support of that base.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Cruz is just making noise for the anti-abortion camp. PP does a lot for womens health: breast cancer screening, anemia testing, cholesterol screening, diabetes screening, physical exams,
    flu vaccines, help with quitting smoking. high blood pressure screening, tetanus vaccines, thyroid screening just to name a few. The point is the MANAGEMENT needs to be gotten rid of not the entire program. To use an old saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”. Explanation: To throw the baby out with the bathwater is an idiom which means to lose something important while trying to get rid of unwanted things. Wake up people!

    • If you believe that PP does a lot of good for women’s health, then no one is stopping you from continuing to support them. Just do it on your dime, not mine. If PP is the wonderful organization you believe it to be, it will continue to remain open and operating without government subsidies.
      Government sponsored abortions is what banana republics and third world countries do. Hitler and Nazi Germany were great proponents of aborting babies and using their organs for experimentation. Hell, they even killed grown children and adults for the purposes of using human body parts for biological research.
      Do you really want to see the United States go down that slippery slope????

    • SORRY PP has no mammogram screening clinics, NO cervical cancer clinics, NO primary care. You’re making wild statements that are not true. I saw a PP ceo pinned down by a reporter who admitted that’s not their objective. They abort babies at any age. They kill living post birth babies. They black market organs & tissue. How brutal & evil can you fathom, they are worse! They DO provide birth control to school kids. That’s only so they can victimize gullible girls & kill their babies and increase their profit. You know they want those Lamborghini’s and live their evil lifestyle! NO MORE tax dollars to these evil people!

    • It’s ironic you don’t want in your words, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater” but you would willing to let these these people continue to operate who butcher babies & sell them in parts on the black market. That’s ILLEGAL. Stop all money going to these evil people. Large corps. that use to contribute have already started doing so. They don’t want their name associated with these mass murderers. Butchery & mutilation is not health care, their are plenty of true HEALTH care providers who could do a much better job.

  2. Do not support any group that is killing babies. Give the little guys a chance it dose not make a difference of there skin color that all need a chance. Let them have a chance to speak for them self.

  3. For the pro-choicers out there who think Planned Parenthood is a haven for needy mothers, Senator Cruz is not for banning Planned Parenthood, he is only for the federal government DE-FUNDING it. The supporters of Planned Parenthood can continue supporting them…only without our tax dollars. George Soros and Warren Buffet…the left wing billionaires.. would be happy to come out of their own pockets and keep Planned Parenthood going. So would the other supporters who truly believe in the goodness of Planned Parenthood.
    Leave the rest of us who don’t, alone!

  4. I’m sorry if Cruz was doing his job! HE WOULD HAVE KNOWN what was happening. just like all the illegal! his ALL TALK and most people are buying it! his worthless just like ALL POLITICIANS ARE!
    Vote for anyone that isn’t a politician or an attorney! they lie cheat and steal to get into office! then what? TALK talk, Cruz is no different! 7 years of TALK! TIME FOR A BIG CHANGE! if it hadn’t been for trump, Cruz would be doing his same old stuff! vote for me BS! and then what? NOTHING!

  5. What Ted Cruz is trying to prevent taxpayer money from funding Planned Parenthood which is protecting the taxpayer against government abuse and infringing on our First Amendment, freedom of religion. In addition, Cruz has been in the process of exposing corruption, cronyism, and criminality in Congress. Banning abortions would not stop abortions and unless Congress (which it will not do) makes it illegal to have an abortion unethical doctors will continue performing them and may reduce the number of abortions being performed.

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