Cruz Supports Personhood Amendments

Cruz Supports Personhood Amendments February 19, 2016

Ted Cruz, campaigning in South Carolina and appealing to the most extreme of the forced birth people, put out a video enthusiastically supporting so-called personhood amendments, anti-choice measures so extreme that they haven’t even been able to pass in states like Mississippi.


Cruz has previously pledged to back personhood measures, even going so far as to claim that legal personhood for fetuses could “absolutely” be established without a constitutional amendment or a Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

In his video message, Cruz praised South Carolina Republicans for passing a nonbinding resolution in support of a state constitutional amendment to institute fetal personhood.

“I enthusiastically support that resolution,” he said, “and, as president of the United States, I pledge to you that I will do everything within my power to end the scourge of abortion once and for all, that I will use the full constitutional power and the bully pulpit of the presidency to promote a culture of life, that I will sign any legislation put on my desk to defend the least of these, including legislation that defends the right of all persons, without exception other than the life of the mother from conception to natural death.”

Really, Ted? If you’re really in favor of a right to life “from conception to natural death,” surely you support programs like food stamps, which keeps kids from malnutrition and starvation, right? And you must support universal health insurance so that people don’t die from lack of medical care, as tens of thousands do every year, right? And how about that “carpet bombing” you say you’ll do in Syria? That would kill easily tens of thousands of innocent people. Do they not have a right to life?

All of this is bullshit. What Cruz supports is a right to life from conception to birth. After that, screw you.

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