Clueless Hypocrite: Pro-Life (Forced-Birth) Senator Ted Cruz is outraged that a lawmaker has proposed legislation that would regulate a man’s reproductive rights.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took aim at legislation recently introduced in Alabama by a state representative that would, if passed, make it mandatory for certain men to get vasectomies — a bill that comes in response to legislation passed last year that seeks to ban abortion in the state.
A law requiring vasectomies? Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will not stand for this blatant violation of a (male) person’s bodily autonomy!
In response to a new law proposed in Alabama that would force all men to get vasectomies once they reach age 50, or father three children, “whichever comes first,” a clueless Cruz tweeted:
Yikes. A government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take everything…literally!
Yikes. A government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take everything…literally! Alabama Democrat proposes bill mandating all men have vasectomy at age 50 or after third child. https://t.co/PeaNUg1Joc
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 16, 2020
Alabama State Rep. Rolanda Hollis, a Democrat, is sponsoring House Bill 238, which would create a law requiring men to get a vasectomy “within a month of their 50th birthday or the birth of his third biological child, whichever comes first.”
Discussing the proposed legislation, Rep. Hollis gave the following statement about the bill’s meaning:
However, it seems clear that Rep. Hollis’s well placed point went over the head of the clueless Cruz, who advocates “for a full ban on abortion with no exceptions, stripping funding for Planned Parenthood, and allowing companies to deny birth control coverage.”
Many have seen HB-238 as an outrageous overstep; yet, year after year the majority party continues to introduce new legislation that tries to dictate a woman’s body and her reproductive rights. We should view this as the same outrageous overstep in authority.
On Twitter, people were quick to point out the hypocrisy:
Yes, the government shouldn’t be involved in private reproductive health choices, yes, that’s a great point you made, yes.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) February 16, 2020
Yes. Governments have no business controlling the reproductive systems of citizens. Glad you’ve finally come around on choice, Senator.
Also, congrats on an epic self-own.
— Melissa Ryan (@MelissaRyan) February 16, 2020
Oh you don’t like big government trying to regulate your body????
— Irishrygirl (@irishrygirl) February 16, 2020
Thought you wanted to stop unwanted pregnancies.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) February 16, 2020
It’s outrageous to have government involved in these personal reproductive decisions! So glad you are pro-choice, Ted!
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) February 16, 2020
Bottom line: Pro-Life (Forced-Birth) Senator Ted Cruz, a man who has always supported draconian legislation regulating women’s reproductive rights, is outraged that a lawmaker has proposed legislation that would regulate men’s reproductive rights.