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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said last month that Congress could “absolutely” criminalize all abortion by passing a law giving 14th Amendment protections to fetuses and zygotes, thus bypassing a constitutional amendment overturning Roe v. Wade.
This represents the Republican presidential candidate’s strongest endorsement yet of the radical anti-choice “personhood” strategy, which, based on a questionable interpretation of Roe, holds that Congress can simply outlaw abortion by classifying fertilized eggs as persons under the law. If successful, personhood would outlaw nearly all abortions and could even criminalize certain types of birth control.
Cruz made the comments in a November 25 interview with influential social conservative commentator Robert George as part of a series of candidate interviews that George is hosting on the the Catholic television network EWTN.
After outlining the personhood strategy, George asked Cruz, “Do you believe that unborn babies are persons within the meaning of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment and, if so, will you call on Congress to use its authority under the 14th Amendment pursuant to Section Five, to protect the unborn? Or do you take the view, as some do, that we can’t do that until Roe v. Wade is overturned either by the court itself or by constitutional amendment? Where do you stand on that?”
“Listen, absolutely yes,” Cruz responded.
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The murder of our unborn is perhaps humans darkest point.
To protect every human life, from the moment of conception, to the moment of natural death.
In the spirit of that statement, would people such as yourself be willing to compromise on stricter abortion laws in exchange for, let's say, universal healthcare or free public housing for the homeless and poor?
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: BatheInTheFountain
Who's left? Nobody but Paul. Which I'm not thrilled about.
There are still other choices - you just need to look outside your "party" affiliation.
How would you make it stricter than it already is?