Planned Parenthood Trashes Ted Cruz After Iowa Win, Claims He Doesn’t Understand Birth Control

National   Steven Ertelt   Feb 2, 2016   |   11:30AM    Washington, DC

The Planned Parenthood abortion business wasted no time trashing pro-life Senator Ted Cruz after the Texas lawmaker won the Iowa caucus vote last night.

Cruz won the Republican vote followed by Trump and pro-life Florida Senator Marco Rubio jumped up to a surprisingly close third-place finish to come in just behind Trump, nearly overtaking him as well.

In a series of tweets, Planned Parenthood attacked Cruz’s pro-life views on abortion and went as far as making inane claims that Cruz doesn’t understand how birth control works:

Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, Cruz sailed to victory with the backing of pro-life advocates and quickly became a household name in conservative circles for his non-nonsense conservative approach to politics. When the National Right to Life Committee endorsed Cruz for his election, he said he shared the aims and goals of the pro-life movement.

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“I share their passion for promoting a culture of life across Texas and around the country.” He added, “[NRLC] is on the front lines in the battle to save lives and repeal government healthcare mandates, and I will stand with them.”

Since taking office in January, Senator Cruz has been a strong advocate for unborn children. He holds a 100% rating.

During a speech at the NRLC convention in 2013, Cruz said Democrats in the Senate don’t really care that abortionists like Kermit Gosnell kill babies in what is essentially infanticide.

“Thank you for that commitment to those who are most vulnerable among us, despite the ridicule of the mainstream media,” he said.

Cruz recalled the story of when his older daughter was getting ready for her unborn younger sister to be be born. And he remembered how his daughter offered his unborn child her blanket to cuddle with and chew on for security.

“It is amazing that, as a two-year-old, child, Caroline was able to understand something that Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid don’t understand.”

“Without life there is no liberty, there is no pursuit of happiness. The ability to take life is the ultimate power and the ultimate deprivation of our God-given rights,” he said.

“I have been honored to have the opportunity to defend life,” he said, recalling his time as Solicitor General of Texas — when he would stand strong in the courts to defend the right to life. Cruz said “Texas led the states” to defend the ban on partial-birth abortions. He also mentioned winning a unanimous battle at the Supreme Court to defend parental notification on abortion.

Cruz recently led a pro-life rally where he discussed his pro-life views.

“Every candidate in a Republican primary says they’re pro-life. That’s what you say in a Republican primary, regardless of the facts,” Cruz said. “The question we ought to ask is, don’t tell me that you’re pro-life. Show me. When have you stood up and fought to defend the right to life?”

Less than a week before the Iowa caucus, Cruz gave the crowd a list of his pro-life actions as U.S. Senator and former Texas solicitor general, including efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood, enact parental notification laws, and prohibit partial-birth abortion, according to ThinkProgess.The news report said hundreds of Iowans “spilled out into the hallways” during the rally.

Cruz aimed some of his comments specifically at fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who some have questioned about the sincerity of his pro-life stance.

“If you care about the right to life, there is a clear difference among candidates,” Cruz said.