An Indiana pro-life group is the latest to endorse pro-life Texas Senator Ted Cruz for president. The Indiana Right to Life Political Action Committee (PAC) today announced its endorsement of Cruz in the upcoming May 3 Indiana primary.
Mike Fichter, Chairman of the Indiana Right to Life PAC, told LifeNews.com that Cruz has a consistent pro-life voting record and will be a voice for women and unborn children in the White House. In fact, Cruz has a 100% pro-life voting record during his tenure in the Senate.
“The Indiana Right to Life PAC enthusiastically supports Ted Cruz for President. Cruz is well-positioned to defeat pro-abortion candidate, Hillary Clinton, in November. Cruz has a proven 100 percent pro-life voting record and will boldly speak up for the unborn and their mothers. We have full confidence that a Cruz White House will advance the right to life of unborn children while promoting compassionate solutions to help women choose positive alternatives to abortion,” Fichter said.
Fichter told LifeNews that Cruz will be a reliable president on the most important issue for pro-life voters — shaping the Supreme Court.
“We also believe Cruz will nominate only pro-life justices for any openings on the Supreme Court, including the seat left open by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death,” he said.
In a recent interview, Cruz expound on his pro-life views and said that pro-abortion Democrats use the issue of contraception to try to attack pro-life Republicans and make them look like extremists.
Cruz gave an interview last week to the Catholic news network EWTN and he asked Cruz about some comments he made supporting contraception. The Texas senator said he was pushing back against a Democratic “political attack that was deliberately deceptive.”
“I am unequivically pro-life, I believe that every life is a precious gift from God that needs to be protected from the moment of conception until the moment of natural death,” he said. “But the Democrats didn’t raise that battle on the issue of life; instead they did it on contraceptives, and it was deliberately deceptive, they were trying to scare young women into thinking some politician is going to come take their birth control away from them.”
“And the point I was making through humor – and humor is often a very effective way to communicate – is that nobody was talking about banning birth control for anyone,” he said.
Cruz also defended the Little Sisters of the Poor, who are headed to the Supreme Court to defend their right not to be forced by the Obama administration ot pay for abortion-causing drugs under the HHS mandate found in Obamacare.
“I hope we have a culture that values every human life from the moment of conception until the moment of natural death,” Cruz says. “What I believe is that we should defend life. I have a long record of defending life.”
Cruz also said he would enforce any federal laws he could as president against the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which has been caught selling the body parts of aborted babies.
“I will happily support anything that protects life and protecting life is a value that matters, whether it is stopping partial birth abortion which I think is a barberism or whether fairly enforcing criminal laws against Planned Parenthood,” Cruz added.