Ted Cruz: Hillary Clinton Supports Unlimited Abortions Up to Birth

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 12, 2016   |   1:38PM   |   Washington, DC

Hillary Clinton is the likely Democratic nominee for president and her radical position promoting abortion is out of touch with the a majority of Americans who oppose all or almost all abortions.

Recently, pro-life Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz summarized Clinton’s position on abortion quite succinctly and demonstrated just how radical it is and just how out of touch Clinton is with most Americans.

“Hillary Clinton supports unlimited abortion on demand up to the moment of birth with taxpayer funding,” Cruz said, stating that only nine percent of the American people held to such a view.

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Over the weekend, Clinton demonstrated her unyielding commitment to abortion and the Planned Parenthood abortion business, accepting their endorsement during a pro-abortion rally — saying she would be the abortion business’ president.

“I will always defend Planned Parenthood and I will say consistently and proudly, Planned Parenthood should be funded, supported and protected, not undermined, misrepresented and demonized,” Clinton said. “As your president, I will always have your back.”

The first order of business for Clinton and her friends at the abortion company is to force Americans to pay for abortions with their tax dollars by attempting to overturn the Hyde Amendment, which has protected Americans from funding most all abortions since the late 1970s. Upheld by the Supreme Court, the Hyde Amendment is now a target of abortion advocates who have moved from pro-choice to pro-abortion — forcing Americans not only to accept unlimited abortions before birth but to pay for them.

During the rally, Hillary said abortion and abortion funding should be “defended both in principle and in practice.”

Clinton’s abortion position could not be more of a contrast to the position of most Americans.

A September CNN poll found 58 percent of Americans oppose all or almost all abortions.

CNN found that 18% said abortion should be illegal. Then it separated out those who believe abortion should be legal in “a few cases” [40%] versus those who said abortion should be legal in “most cases” [13%]. Putting together those who said abortion should be illegal with those who said legal in a few cases, CNN found that 58% believe abortion “should be illegal in most” circumstances.

One other important point: The change from almost a month ago was the increase in the percentage that said abortion should be legal in only a few circumstances–from 37% to 40%–with a concomitant drop in those who said abortion should be legal in all circumstances–from 30% to 26%.

So while AP claims abortion support is on the rise, CNN shows it dropping.

In May, a new Gallup poll found a majority of Americans oppose all or most abortions even though some Americans who technically take a pro-life position opposing abortion wrongly think they are “pro-choice” on abortion.

Gallup confirms a majority of Americans oppose all or almost all abortions. When asked when abortion should be legal, 55 percent of Americans oppose all abortions or say abortion should only be legal in a “few circumstances,” typically defined as cases such as rape, incest or if the life of the mother is in danger. Since those cases constitute, at most, 1-2 percent of all abortion cases, Gallup’s numbers confirm 55 percent of Americans oppose 98 percent or more of the 1.1 million abortions that take place annually in the United States.

The poll makes it clear that even 27 percent of those who call themselves “pro-choice” actually take a pro-life position wanting all abortions illegal or abortion legal in only the very rarest cases. Just 9 percent of people who support unlimited abortion wrongly call themselves pro-life.

An April CBS News poll found 59% of Americans did not want abortion to be permitted or wanted much stricter limits.