You need to do some reading on Free Republic. As recently as last month, Perry was claiming that the 10th Amendment protected abortion and same-sex marriage(!), a claim that would have been quite a shock to the Founders. He has also many, many times opposed any serious enforcement action against the flood of illegals.
Have you been to all the pro-life rallies that the Governor has attended? Have you received help from Governor Perry when you needed to pass a pro-life, pro-family, or pro-business bill? I have.
Governor Palin has received a bit of criticism on this board for her stated opinion that abortion would go back to the States if Roe were overturned. Shes right unless, as Governor Perry notes about marriage, we can get an Amendment to the Constitution. Both Palin and Perry would back these amendments.
Along with Governor Palin, Governor Perry correctly states that under the 10th Amendment, all powers not expressly given to the Federal government belong to the States and the people.
Until there’s a Constitutional Amendment, just as the States may decide the difference between 1st and 2nd degree murder, capital murder, etc., the regulation of abortion would go back to the States if R v. W were overturned.
By the same token, our the Governor has fought for our State’s Defense of Marriage and the State Constitutional amendment passed in 2005. He’s supported Bill after Bill to limit abortion in Texas and to protect minors from the consequences of Roe.
As to his efforts against illegal immigration, his record is also strong:
Perry has always advocated for boots on the ground at the border, but has been unable to get the Feds to send the manpower. Hes advocated for letting the military practice the use of unmanned Predator aircraft along our border (theyve gotta practice somewhere http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEHDDktDn8o )
There are National Guard troops on the Border. Perry has repeatedly asked for more and recently won approval for the 1200 (we only got about 250) that have been deployed to stay longer.
from a year ago: http://www.texastribune.org/texas-mexico-border-news/texas-mexico-border/national-guard-arrives-in-texas-aug-1/
The result of the Governor alerting the Texas Republican Congressman about Obamas plan to remove the National Guard after less than 6 months: http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/2010/11/texas-republicans-protest-plan-move-national-guard-troops-border
News from last month about the extension: http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2011/06/president-obama-extends-national-guard-deployments-in-texas/