Cruz to Lead Planned Parenthood Defund

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is expected to play a central role in a 50-state effort to remove government funding from Planned Parenthood, beginning with a conference call with pastors Tuesday. More than 100,000 pastors were invited to call in to learn about mobilizing voters. The Texas senator has repeatedly called conservative evangelical voters his base. “The recent exposure of Planned Parenthood’s barbaric practices... has brought about a pressing need to end taxpayer support of this institution,” Cruz said in the email invitation, distributed by a religious organization.