This week, Planned Parenthood singled out Ted Cruz as potentially the abortion giant’s “biggest threat” among the 2016 Republican candidates.
In a fundraising email for Hillary Clinton, who Planned Parenthood has endorsed over her Democrat primary competitor Bernie Sanders, Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens says that “unlike Trump and Kasich, who are more or less in line with the Republican Party’s already terrible positions on reproductive rights, Cruz takes things much, much further.”
“About 50% of Trump’s and Kasich’s supporters think abortion should be illegal in all or most cases,” Laguens continues, “but a whopping 73% of Cruz’s supporters want to ban abortion in all or most cases.”
She also complained that Cruz “consistently says he will open an investigation into Planned Parenthood on his first day in office,” and expressed fear that Cruz has “a real shot at the nomination and the presidency.”
Cruz recently explained to Megyn Kelly that he opposes abortion in cases of rape because as horrific a crime as rape is, the child is not at fault. He has also promised to prosecute Planned Parenthood over its sale of aborted babies’ organs, and endorsed Congress extending legal protection to the preborn under the 14th Amendment.