Ted Cruz received a major endorsement on Monday, the day before of the ever-important Wisconsin primary.
On the heels of Donald Trump’s multiple contortions on the issue of abortion, the political action committee of the National Right to Life endorsed the Texas senator, who is currently in second place behind the bloviating billionaire for the GOP nomination.
The National Right to Life is the nation’s oldest and largest pro-life group, with more 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters.
The NRLPAC explained their support of Ted Cruz in a statement, citing Trump’s multiple flip-flops and touting Cruz’s consistency on the issue (emphasis their’s):
Meeting in Arlington, Virginia, the National Right to Life Board of Directors Saturday voted to support Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the upcoming Republican presidential primaries, which begin tomorrow in Wisconsin.
In the week preceding the Board’s vote, Donald Trump first said on Wednesday that were abortion illegal he would “punish” women who had aborted.
He said later the same day he wouldn’t punish these women. Then, on Friday in a clip from an interview with “Face the Nation” moderator John Dickerson that would air Sunday, Trump said, “The laws are set now on abortion and that’s the way they’re going to remain until they’re changed,” adding, “At this moment, the laws are set and I think we have to leave it that way.”
Then, on Friday, after the clip aired, the Trump campaign issued another statement:
“Mr. Trump gave an accurate account of the law as it is today and made clear it must stay that way now — until he is president,” it read. “Then he will change the law through his judicial appointments and allow the states to protect the unborn. There is nothing new or different here.”
An average of seven recent national political polls shows that Mr. Trump trails Hillary Clinton by 11.2% As reported in NRL News Today, Mr. Trump has said Planned Parenthood does “some good work” but would defund it.
In those same seven polls, Sen. Cruz trails Mrs. Clinton by an average of 3%.
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.
“Life is a gift from God. It is our most basic right,” Ted Cruz said on January 8. “Without life, there is no liberty.”