Does Hillary Support ‘Unlimited Abortion’?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Laura RiceOctober 12, 2016 10:30 am| ,

Ted Cruz of Texas stirred an Austin crowd by declaring that Hillary Clinton favors abortion without limit.

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

The Republican senator characterized the Democratic presidential nominee’s position after an audience member at the September 2016 Texas Tribune Festival asked why the father of two young girls could support “a candidate who is so openly misogynistic,” referring to Cruz’s endorsement the day before of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Cruz stressed his concerns about entrusting Clinton with nominating Supreme Court justices who would, he said, threaten his daughters’ constitutional rights.

When he paused, the audience member voiced another question: “Like the right to choose?”

Cruz replied that the “right to life” needs to be protected, adding: “I can also tell you even on the question of the right to life that the views of Hillary Clinton on abortion are radical and extreme. Her views: She supports unlimited abortion on demand up until the moment of birth, including partial-birth abortion, with taxpayer funding.”

Hear how Cruz’s claim scored in the player above.