USA Today reports:
Sen. Ted Cruz came under fire from abortion-rights proponents after saying Wednesday on social media that pregnancy is not a “life-threatening illness” when the U.S. has the highest maternal death rate out of the world’s developed nations.
Cruz made the comment in a tweet promoting a letter signed by himself and other Republican senators calling on the Food and Drug Administration to declare Mifeprex, also known as the “abortion pill,” an “imminent hazard to the public health” and removed from the market.
Pregnancy is not a life-threatening illness, and the abortion pill does not cure or prevent any disease. Make no mistake, Mifeprex is a dangerous pill. That’s why 20 of my Republican colleagues and I are urging @US_FDA to classify it as such.https://t.co/zDZoCKKg9S
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) September 2, 2020
~300,000 women die annually from childbirth and childbirth-related complications worldwide, you fucking ghoul
— Erin Antifa Plane Ryan (@morninggloria) September 3, 2020
Texas has a maternal mortality rate of 34.5 per 100k live births (8th highest in US, shockingly 14 of 15 highest states voted Trump in 2016). Texas mortality rate is just worse than Syria, but slightly better than Egypt.
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) September 3, 2020
How is Ted Cruz still a thing? This man doesn’t even defend his own wife. Now he wants to pretend that pregnancy doesn’t kill women? How Texas keeps voting for this moron is a mystery history will one day try to solve.
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) September 3, 2020