National Right to Life has officially endorsed Ted Cruz as their candidate for the 2016 presidential election.
This week, NRL News reported, “National Right to Life believes Sen. Cruz is the only candidate for president who has always been pro-life, who has a 100% pro-life voting record with National Right to Life, who can win the Republican nomination, and who can defeat pro-abortion Hillary Clinton in November.”
This announcement came after his opponent, Donald Trump, had a difficult few interviews concerning his stance on abortion laws, leaving his campaign to pick up the pieces.
In one interview with MSNBC, Trump said if abortion became illegal again, the women who had abortions before that time should be punished for their actions. His campaign later corrected this statement saying that he actually meant the doctors performing abortions should be punished.
Not too long after, Mr. Trump said in another interview with CBS host John Dickerson, “The laws are set now on abortion and that’s the way they’re gong to remain until they’re changed. At this moment, the laws are set and I think we have to leave it that way.” This left pro-lifers with more proof that the candidate is still “very pro-choice” as he declared himself back in 1999.
Senator Cruz, who has always been a staunch defender of life, would love to see abortion made illegal, but stands by his dislike for executive orders and legislating from the bench: “I think all of us should agree that it’s a much better system to have important public policy issues decided by the people, at the ballot box, rather than five unelected lawyers just imposing their views on everybody else.”
National Right to Life’s declaration is a great relief to the pro-life movement, who have been hoping and praying for a truly pro-life candidate. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Trump have left much to be desired on this issue.
Carolina Baker works for the American Principles Project.