Texas governor Rick Perry has quickly vaulted to the top of the Republican presidential race and he now faces questions from pro-life advocates about what he would do as president. One news report says Perry has answered one question by saying he would name a pro-life Vice President.
Meanwhile, looking ahead to a potential Perry presidency, spokesman Mark Miner said Perry would work to ensure no federal funds pay for abortions, would stop “the more than $300 million that currently flows to Planned Parenthood,” and would “only appoint judges who respect the Constitution.”
Perry has been given high marks by pro-life groups in Texas and both Texas Right to Life and Texas Alliance for Life have given him high grades for his lengthy record pushing for and signing pro-life legislation. “Gov. Perry has a wonderful pro-life record,” National Right to Life President Carol Tobias has said.
Perry, who has spoken out repeatedly when it comes to pro-life issues, has said: “We can’t afford to give up the good fight until the day Roe v. Wade is nothing but a shameful footnote in our nation’s history books.”
The comments, the legislative record of pro-life accomplishments in Texas, and the promises of pro-life actions if elected president have helped Perry secure strong support from many pro-life voters. He still must secure the Republican nomination and he faces other staunch pro-life advocates like Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul and others. Mitt Romney is also running as a pro-life candidate and is one of the top-tier competitions.