Sen. Ted Cruz is proud to back the #FreeBritney movement, and did so Tuesday on Capitol Hill … saying there are better options than a conservatorship for Britney Spears, and others in her situation.
The Senator from Texas raised Britney’s case in calling for reform on conservatorship law — and railed against the fact a grown woman “can’t make basic decisions about her own life.”
Cruz said, “Even though she’s a mother, to this day she can’t make basic decisions about her own life, her own career, her own health or her own finances.” He added, “It seems that at each critical juncture, the legal system has been designed not for her benefit but to trample on her rights.”
Cruz’s solution? Instead of conservatorships, he’d like to see, among other things, the ability for someone in Britney’s position to form a support network of people they know and trust … and consult this group in the course of making their decisions.
Cruz also went off about allegations Britney was forced to get an IUD to prevent her from having a baby — a claim she made while testifying back in June. The Senator says, “That is not somebody else’s choice to make. That is grotesque.”
Many would call that statement about a woman’s reproductive rights ironic, at best, and hypocritical at worst … due to Cruz’s support of Texas’ new anti-abortion law.
It should be noted … even though Britney made the birth control claim, her personal conservators says, legally, the conservatorship cannot restrict her ability to get pregnant or married.