Perry Shifts His Stance On Abortion

From The Texas Tribune: http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/2012-presidential-election/perry-shifts-his-views-abortion/

by Morgan Smith
December 27, 2011

OSCEOLA, Iowa — At a town hall meeting tonight, Gov. Rick Perry said that he no longer supported abortion in cases of rape and incest.

As he responded to a question from the audience, Perry said he had undergone a “transformation” after viewing the film A Gift of Life, narrated by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and talking with Rebecca Kiessling, who was conceived during a rape. “She looked me in the eye and said ‘I am the product of a rape,’ and she said, ‘my life has worth,” Perry said.

Joshua Verwers, a Sheraton pastor, asked the governor to reconcile what he had told him in November at the Iowa Faith and Freedom dinner — that he was against abortion, except in cases of rape, incest or when it was necessary to save the life of the mother — with his signature on a pledge from the anti-abortion group Personhood USA that bans abortion under any circumstances.

Complete Story at: http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/2012-presidential-election/perry-shifts-his-views-abortion/

2 Responses to “Perry Shifts His Stance On Abortion”

  1. Andrea B. Says:

    So every sperm actually is sacred.

    The run up to this election is starting ot sound more like Monty Python every day.

  2. tinagrrl Says:

    The Republicans have lost all semblance of sanity. They cater to a base of “people” who reject science and sense – mostly fueled by racism, “faith”, and generalized hate.

    Our right-wing media surely does not help. These folks who speak of “common sense” have none.


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