In a move blanketed with irony, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) unleashed his beliefs about bodily autonomy on Twitter in response to a proposed Alabama law that would require men to get a vasectomy once they reach 50 or have three children.
Vice reports the bill was proposed earlier this month by state Rep. Rolanda Hollis who, according to AL.com, said the bill is a response to last years abortion bill that passed the legislature and included anear-total ban on abortion.
In October, a federal judge blocked the abortion bill from going into effect.
The bills suggestion did not sit well with Cruz, prompting him to tweet A government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take everythingliterally!
Cruz is stridently anti-abortion and does believe a small government should still have the ability to take that right away.
Yikes. A government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take everything...literally! Alabama Democrat proposes bill mandating all men have vasectomy at age 50 or after third child. https://t.co/PeaNUg1Joc
Last night, Cruz doubled down even further on his remarks defending his stance in a chopped up thread.
Its been a sight to behold the last 24 hours of Lefties triggering over this tweet, Cruz said, distancing himself from being labeled as pro-choice.
Its been a sight to behold the last 24 hours of Lefties triggering over this tweet. Ah ha! Youre pro choice, they exclaim. No, I believe in BOTH life and individual liberty. Four points: (1) Too many on the Left believe the Malthusian nonsense that more children are bad. 1/x https://t.co/Pcm6xqRQv4
5/x ...(4) yes, every adultman or womanhas a right to do whatever you want with your body...but that doesnt mean you have a right to do something harmful to ANOTHER persons body. Leftists refuse to admit that an unborn child is a separate human being whose life is precious.
Cruz concluded his thread by saying: Yes, every adultman or womanhas a right to do whatever you want with your bodybut that doesnt mean you have a right to do something harmful to ANOTHER persons body. Leftists refuse to admit that an unborn child is a separate human being whose life is precious.
His response to the proposed bill prompted users to call out Cruzs hypocrisy.
Further proof that if men carried the babies, abortions would be as easily accessible as Viagra, @TheTNHoller tweeted.
BUT TED CRUZ THINKS ITS PERFECTLY OKAY YO TELL A WOMAN SHE HAS TO HAVE CHILDREN !
NO , RAFAEL , ITS NOT OKAY, AND YOU ARE , AS PER USUAL , WRONG
The Guardian: Ted Cruz criticizes vasectomy bill, exposing his hypocrisy on reproduction rights.https://t.co/pWxkJoedOY
Hey Ted Cruz - So, you dont like the government telling you what you can & cant do with your sperm. Mandatory vasectomy? #Karma - what goes around comes around. Stay out of womens health decisions. We can make our own choices ~ just like men supposedly can. https://t.co/yXBkcPBJA0
Ted Cruz is offended that a Democrat in Alabama proposed a bill mandating men have a vasectomy at age 50 or after their 3rd child! But he's okay with the government dictating a woman's decisions. pic.twitter.com/F45R3Ks99n
Yes @tedcruz, it's almost like this Alabama Democrat is proposing an outlandish bill mandating all men have a vasectomy at 50, or after a third child, to prove a point about the outlandish bullshit that men propose controlling women's reproductive rights and choices. https://t.co/bNsQTyr7g2
According to VICE, Hollis bill doesnt stand a chance of passing due to Alabamas majority Republican legislature.
Prior to Cruzs outburst, a Twitter user questioned Hollis on the reasoning behind the bill, in which she stated, The responsibility is not always on the women. It takes (two) to tangle.
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