Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is out today with a new campaign commercial slamming businessman Donald Trump, who is running as a pro-life candidate, on abortion. With Planned Parenthood funding and a future Supreme Court nomination battle in mind, Cruz says voters “can’t trust” Trump on those key pro-life issues.
In a new television ad entitled “Supreme Trust,” a narrator lists issues that have come before the Supreme Court.
“Life, marriage, religious liberty, the Second Amendment. We’re just one Supreme Court justice away from losing them it all,” the Cruz ad says.
The ad then goes to footage from a Trump interview in 1999 where Trump says “I’m very pro-choice” but that comment came over a decade before Trump had a change of heart on abortion and became pro-life.
“We cannot trust Donald Trump with these serious decisions,” the Cruz ad concludes.
An email from LifeNews.com to the Trump campaign seeking comment has not been returned.
In February 2011, when questioned about his position, Trump responded by saying the public “would be surprised” by his stance and, in an interview with Laura Ingraham from Fox News leading up to the conference, Trump characterized himself as “pro-life.” Then, Trump explained his conversion at the April 2011 CPAC conference in an interview.
Watch the ad below: