Ted Cruz Says America Doesn’t Have A Rubber Shortage
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz took a question about women’s access to birth control and turned it into an attack against Democrats Monday, saying at an Iowa town that they’ve manufactured a war on women and falsely painted conservatives as the “condom police.”
“Last I checked, we don’t have a rubber shortage in America. Look, when I was in college, we had a machine in the bathroom, you put 50 cents in and voila. So, yes, anyone who wants contraceptives can access them, but it’s an utter made-up nonsense issue,” Cruz said at a campaign stop in Bettendorf, Iowa.
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The Republican senator from Texas used humor to explain his stance, subtly referencing his own use of family planning.
“Now, listen, I have been a conservative my entire life,” Cruz said. “I have never met anybody, any conservative, who wants to ban contraceptives. As I noted, Heidi and I, we have two little girls. I’m very glad we don’t have 17.”
While Cruz, 44, expressed his support for access to birth control, he reiterated his opposition to abortion and attacked Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton for her pro-abortion rights beliefs.
“Hillary Clinton embraces abortion on demand in all circumstances up until the moment of birth, partial birth abortion with taxpayer funding with no notification for parents in any circumstances,” Cruz said.