Ted Cruz: Government shutdown over Planned Parenthood would be Obama’s fault

Pro-life Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz issued a reminder to the nation that if there is a federal shutdown over Planned Parenthood funding, the responsibility will lie with President Obama alone:

What Barack Obama is doing for Planned Parenthood is radical, it’s extreme, it’s unreasonable….. It’s wrong for Barack Obama to threaten to shut down the government over the issue.
 The Hill reports that Cruz “has vowed the Senate will not pass a budget that includes funding for Planned Parenthood.”

Under no circumstances should we spend $500 million … funding Planned Parenthood, which appears to be a criminal enterprise.
The story also notes that other conservatives feel likewise. Vocal pro-life Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp asked, “Will the president shut down and defund the troops in order to fund Planned Parenthood?”

The answer appears to be yes. President Obama has been a friend of the abortion giant and its leader Cecile Richards for many years. It seems likely that if it comes down to it, President Obama will force a shutdown of the entire nation for the love of blood money. Cruz is accurate in saying that the president is “extreme” and “unreasonable” in his passion for providing the abortion giant’s extra funds, despite the fact the “non-profit” rakes in excessive profit every year, by its own reporting.


Many will accuse the GOP of shutting down the government, or even blame the Center for Medical Progress for making the undercover videos which have shown the nation the reality of abortion.

But in actuality, the buck stops with the nation’s leader, and if he receives a budget without Planned Parenthood funding, he will be forced with two choices: 1) Defund one organization that killed over 300,000 babies last year and is implicated in things that disturb even pro-choice people, or 2) defund the nation itself over Planned Parenthood, which would inevitably harm families, so that children can continue being killed and sold for their parts.

As crass as the reality sounds, it’s just that: reality. The President is so enamored with the abortion profiteer that he has accused the undercover videos of being fraudulent because Planned Parenthood told him so–but has refused to actually watch the videos.

Now he may be faced with choosing blood money over the life blood of many Americans.

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