In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says that state legislatures and governors now need to “stand up and lead” on defunding Planned Parenthood.
“I encourage every state legislature and every governor to stand up and lead on Planned Parenthood,” the GOP presidential contender said. “Unfortunately, Republican leadership in Washington is unwilling to lead and, indeed, it’s Republican leadership who’s joined with Barack Obama in leading the fight to preserve taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood.”
Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Utah, and New Hampshire have moved to eliminate Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood after investigative videos have exposed the organization’s practice of selling the body parts of aborted babies. The Obama administration, however, has threatened action against states that attempt to defund the abortion business.