Ted Cruz took a shot at Planned Parenthood on Twitter today in response to a new undercover video. Cruz has long been an outspoken critic of the organization, but his recent Tweet draws attention to a video that is sure to be a nightmare for Planned Parenthood. Cruz is a relentless warrior for conservativism and one of the most high profile members of Congress, making him perhaps Planned Parenthood’s worst enemy.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 26, 2017
The undercover video, released by Center for Medical Progress, could certainly be a problem for Planned Parenthood. Below are a few quotes from the video, and you can read more here.
Given that we actually see the fetus the same way, and given that we might actually both agree that there’s violence in here. . . . Let’s just give them all the violence, it’s a person, it’s killing, let’s just give them all that.
If I’m doing a procedure, and I’m seeing that I’m in fear that it’s about to come to the umbilicus [navel], I might ask for a second set of forceps to hold the body at the cervix and pull off a leg or two, so it’s not PBA [partial-birth abortion].
But we certainly do intact D&Es [dilation and extraction, otherwise known as partial-birth abortion, a method that is illegal under federal law].
The fetus is a tough little object, and taking it apart, I mean, taking it apart on Day One is very difficult. . . . You go in there, and you go, “Am I getting the uterus or the fetus? Oh, good, fetus. What have I got? Nothing. Let’s try again.