Planned Parenthood Says Ted Cruz is 'Biggest Threat' to Abortion Industry

Carrie Dedrick | Friday, April 15, 2016

Planned Parenthood Says Ted Cruz is 'Biggest Threat' to Abortion Industry

For the first time its 100-year history, Planned Parenthood has endorsed a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. 

In an fundraising email for Clinton, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Dawn Laguens said that "every Republican candidate for president this year would be a complete disaster.” 

She added, "Cruz could very well be the biggest threat we face."

Planned Parenthood said at the time of the endorsement, "Hillary Clinton holds the strongest record on reproductive rights of all presidential contenders in not just this election, but in American history. She doesn't just support women's health — she has been a proactive leader on expanding access to women's health care.” 

Cruz, however, is a staunch opponent of abortion. Even in the circumstance of rape, Cruz supports the rights of the unborn baby, according to The Christian Post.

In a previous Fox News interview, Cruz said, "... rape is a horrific crime against the humanity of a person and needs to be punished and punished severely but at the same time, as horrible as that crime is, I don't believe it's the child's fault.” 

He continued, "And we weep at the crime. We want to do everything we can to prevent the crime on the front end and to punish the criminal, but I don't believe it makes sense to blame the child."

Publication date: April 15, 2016