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Perry: Abortion Laws Should be Decided on State Level

After igniting controversy last week for saying that it was “fine” for New York to legalize gay marriage, Rick Perry said yesterday that he also sees abortion as a matter that the states should be allowed to ban or legalize. From ABC News:


Despite holding personal pro-life beliefs, Texas Gov. Rick Perry categorized abortion as a states’ rights issue today, saying that if Roe v. Wade was overturned, it should be up to the states to decide the legality of the procedure.

“You either have to believe in the 10th Amendment or you don’t,” Perry told reporters after a bill signing in Houston.  “You can’t believe in the 10th Amendment for a few issues and then [for] something that doesn’t suit you say, ‘We’d rather not have states decide that.’” spoke to Texas pro-life advocates this week about Perry’s record on abortion and concluded that Perry “gets ‘A’ grade on abortion from Texas pro-life groups” for his decisions as governor. 

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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