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Ted Cruz On Contraception: "Last I Checked, We Don't Have A Rubber Shortage In America"

"When I was in college, we had a machine in the bathroom. You put 50 cents in and voila!"

Posted on November 30, 2015, at 7:42 p.m. ET

During a question and answer session in Bettendorf, Iowa on Monday, a voter asked Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz about his position on contraception for women.

.@tedcruz asked by voter what his position is on contraception, "for women who want to control their bodies."

Cruz responded by attacking Hillary Clinton's position on abortion and dismissing accusations that conservatives want to ban contraceptives.

.@tedcruz: @HIllaryClinton "embraces abortion on demand in all circumstances. ... 91 percent of Americans say, 'That's nuts.'"

.@tedcruz: I have been a conservative all my life. I have never met a conservative who wants to ban contraceptives.

Cruz, calling Republican opposition to contraception a "made up, nonsense example," then added that, last time he checked, "we don't have a rubber shortage in America."

"When the 'war on women' came up, the Republicans would curl up in a ball and say 'don't hurt me.' Jiminy cricket! This is a made up, nonsense example," Cruz said. "Last I checked, we don't have a rubber shortage in America. Look, when I was in college, we had a machine in the bathroom. You put 50 cents in and voila!"

Here's video:

NBC News / Via nbcnews.com

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