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 year’s abortion bill that passed the legislature and included a near-total ban on abortion.”
In October, a federal judge blocked the abortion bill from going into effect.
The bill’s suggestion did not sit well with Cruz, prompting him to tweet “A government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take everything…literally!”
Cruz is stridently anti-abortion and does believe a small government should still have the ability to take that right away.
Last night, Cruz doubled down even further on his remarks defending his stance in a chopped up thread.
“It’s 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.”
Cruz concluded his thread by saying: “Yes, every adult—man or woman—has a right to do whatever you want with your body…but that doesn’t mean you have a right to do something harmful to ANOTHER person’s 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 Cruz’s “hypocrisy.”
“Further proof that if men carried the babies, abortions would be as easily accessible as Viagra,” @TheTNHoller tweeted.
According to VICE, Hollis’ bill doesn’t stand a chance of passing due to Alabama’s majority Republican legislature.
Prior to Cruz’s 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.”