Sen. Cruz on Democrats' Extreme Abortion Legislation

Senate Democrats eager to rally voters ahead of the 2014 midterm elections held a hearing on S. 1696, a bill designed to wipe out abortion restrictions nationwide and allow for taxpayer funding for abortions. National Right to Life calls it “the most radical pro-abortion bill ever considered by Congress.”

Senator Cruz spoke out against the bill today, calling it “extreme by any measure.” That led to a striking remark in which Cruz pointed out America is already on the extreme end of abortion law compared to much of the world. “Today, the United States is one of seven countries in the world that permits abortion after 20 weeks. We are in such distinguished company as China, North Korea and Vietnam, those known paragons of human rights,” he said.

Most of Europe limits legal abortion to 20 weeks.