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Rick Perry Gets A Grade on Abortion From Texas Pro-Life Groups
Life News ^ | 7/26/11 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 10/21/2011 9:18:16 AM PDT by Clairity

"Governor Rick Perry has always championed the pro-life cause, tirelessly advocating for the sanctity of innocent human life in numerous ways," Texas Right to Life executive director Elizabeth Graham tells LifeNews.com.

"Governor Perry has worked alongside Texas Right to Life, helping shepherd our pro-life bills and eagerly supporting our measures," Graham said. "As governor of Texas, he has intervened to stop anti-life legislation on a number of occasions, and he has helped clear obstacles when necessary."

(Excerpt) Read more at lifenews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: judges; perry; perryastroturfing; prolife

1 posted on 10/21/2011 9:18:24 AM PDT by Clairity
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To: Clairity

“For the pro-life movement, changing the makeup of the Supreme Court is perhaps the number one issue - as the current pro-abortion majority on the high court makes it impossible to overturn Roe v. Wade and allow for either federal or state efforts to provide legal protection for women and unborn children. Graham says her organization has been appreciative of the nominations Perry has made as governor.

“Every one of Governor Perry’s judicial appointees adheres to a strict constructionist style of jurisprudence; neither do they find a right to privacy in the penumbra of the Constitution, nor do they legislate from the bench,” Graham assures. “Governor Perry’s appointments have created the largest, most conservative judicial body in America.”


2 posted on 10/21/2011 9:19:35 AM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity

Rick Perry said he believes abortion should be legal only in cases involving rape or incest or when carrying a pregnancy to term would threaten the woman’s life.
Source: Associated Press on FoxNews.com Jun 25, 2002

http://www.ontheissues.org/governor/Rick_Perry_Abortion.htm


3 posted on 10/21/2011 9:21:16 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Perry's idea of border control: Use both hands to welcome the illegals right in)
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To: Clairity

Too bad Perry cannot be as strong on the providing of in-state tuition for illegal aliens as he is on abortion


4 posted on 10/21/2011 9:26:44 AM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

That was identical to what bill clintoon said wasn’t it. I believe there is no difference between, his statement and algores also.


5 posted on 10/21/2011 9:27:36 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Clairity; perfect_rovian_storm
"Every life is precious."
~Rick Perry

Katherine Cesinger, State Press Director, RickPerry.org, Inc., says, re: Governor Rick Perry's position on abortion: "His position has been consistent on this. Gov. Perry is pro-life, with exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother."

So every life is precious but La Raza Rick is apparently fine with terminating those 'precious' lives in cases of rape or incest?

Regardless one's opinion on the rape and incest issue Perry's two positions contradict each other.

6 posted on 10/21/2011 9:37:07 AM PDT by South40 ('Heartless' since 1957)
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To: Clairity

Anyone want to guess why Perry suddenly decided to sign this contract at this particular time? LOL! A day late and a dollar short again.


7 posted on 10/21/2011 9:38:50 AM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Herman Cain.)
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To: org.whodat

Do you prefer Clinton or Perry’s judicial appointees?

Do you prefer Clinton or Perry’s pro-life legislation?


8 posted on 10/21/2011 9:44:07 AM PDT by Quicksilver (Defeat Obama - zero-sum games will get us Zero, again.)
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9 posted on 10/21/2011 9:45:08 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Rooivalk
Too bad Perry cannot be as strong on the providing of in-state tuition for illegal aliens as he is on abortion

I'm not a Perry supporter, but that's a cheap shot.

Abortion is the one area we should not be playing petty politics. Even if you're not a supporter of a particular candidate, we should all be applauding someone that is pro-life.

Abortion is too important to try to use for political advantge. We should be presenting a unified front against abortion.

10 posted on 10/21/2011 9:47:22 AM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: Brookhaven
Abortion is the one area we should not be playing petty politics. Even if you're not a supporter of a particular candidate, we should all be applauding someone that is pro-life.

I may have missed it but did you chime in with a similar comment in any of the multiple threads wherein Perry's supporters were attacking pro-life Herman Cain on the issue of abortion?

Abortion is too important to try to use for political advantge.

I agree. But that apparently doesn't apply when the 3%ers are attacking pro-life Herman Cain.

11 posted on 10/21/2011 9:56:16 AM PDT by South40 ('Heartless' since 1957)
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To: Paperdoll
Anyone want to guess why Perry suddenly decided to sign this contract at this particular time?

The article was written in July.

Gov. Perry has always been Pro-Life. His history as Gov. has shown he will fight for the Pro-Life side. He has not had to offer endless "clarifications". We can look at his 10 yrs in office and see he believes govt. does have a role in fighting for the unborn, that it is not just a "personal decision" because it involves a baby's life.

12 posted on 10/21/2011 9:56:28 AM PDT by wmfights (PERRY 2012)
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To: Quicksilver
Since one has never been in position to make national judicial appointments, and never will be, I see no comparison, and do not think the clintoon appointments as governor was much different, than doofus perry. Going back and reading the history of governor clintoons appointments, in razorback land, would be an exercise in picking navel lint.
13 posted on 10/21/2011 10:03:26 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: org.whodat

Well, let’s have a look at Herb Cain’s nominees...

Oh wait. NO track record, just yakkity yak. Skittle and unicorn farts.


14 posted on 10/21/2011 10:07:05 AM PDT by magritte
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To: Rooivalk

Too bad you can’t acknowledge a major and proven virtue of Governor Perry without resorting to your same old hate tactics.


15 posted on 10/21/2011 10:14:27 AM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Rooivalk
Too bad Perry cannot be as strong on the providing of in-state tuition for illegal aliens as he is on abortion

I have to assume from your comments that you're perfectly ok with illegals going to college in Texas. You just have issues with them paying in-state tuition in Texas, correct?

If that is the case, why do you object to them getting in-state tuition if they meet the residency requirements for Texas universities, and have been paying the same taxes that every other Texan has been paying?

16 posted on 10/21/2011 10:14:55 AM PDT by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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To: magritte

That is a major drawback to the Cain canidacy that his devotees will not acknowledge and do not dare to look at.

He has no record on advancing legislation, appointing nominees, nothing.

That’s a little unsettling to me.


17 posted on 10/21/2011 10:17:26 AM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: South40
You missed it.

In case you haven't noticed, I'm a big Herman Cain supporter and the guy behind this site:

Franky, when it comes to abortion, I don't care when they saw the light, as long as I think they are sincere (I do not believe Romney sincere).

18 posted on 10/21/2011 10:21:33 AM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: Brookhaven; South40

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19 posted on 10/21/2011 10:24:43 AM PDT by Brookhaven
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20 posted on 10/21/2011 10:41:52 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: GOPyouth
To clarify my position, I am against ALL illegal aliens obtaining in state tuition in any form. This applies even if their parents birthed them in America.

In my book illegal means illegal. No exceptions.
21 posted on 10/21/2011 11:07:33 AM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: altura
That is a major drawback to the Cain canidacy that his devotees will not acknowledge and do not dare to look at. He has no record on advancing legislation, appointing nominees, nothing. That’s a little unsettling to me.

There are plenty of politicians who have advanced legislation. One example is Obama and his health care bill...aka Obamacare.
Being a career politician is no virtue in my book
22 posted on 10/21/2011 11:23:45 AM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: Brookhaven
Abortion is too important to try to use for political advantge. We should be presenting a unified front against abortion.

I stand in agreement with you
23 posted on 10/21/2011 11:27:41 AM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: Brookhaven

Thanks for the clarification. I’ll check out the site.


24 posted on 10/21/2011 11:31:39 AM PDT by South40 ('Heartless' since 1957)
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To: Brookhaven
>> We should be presenting a unified front against abortion.<<

Unless it’s for some reasons right?

25 posted on 10/21/2011 11:35:42 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: org.whodat

LOL! You dodged the question. Actually, you answered by not answering. :)


26 posted on 10/21/2011 11:51:08 AM PDT by Quicksilver (Defeat Obama - zero-sum games will get us Zero, again.)
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To: Quicksilver

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27 posted on 10/21/2011 12:01:16 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: org.whodat
That was identical to what bill clintoon said wasn’t it.

If by "identical", you mean "not at all the same", yes.

28 posted on 10/21/2011 12:40:12 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Paperdoll
Recorded before Perry's campaign got into trouble, here is the Director of Texas Right to Life in an audio radio interview about Rick Perry's record on pro life issues (opens in a new window).
29 posted on 10/21/2011 7:59:20 PM PDT by bullypulpit (Developer of http://rickperryreport.com/)
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To: Rooivalk; Clairity

Here’s what my friends who live in Texas tell me.

The idea wasn’t pushed by Perry.

The in-state tuition was passed with a veto proof majority in the Texas House and only 4 dissenting votes in the Senate because the people of TX, who are 40% of Hispanic heritage, wanted the program.

Perry’s response has been that the people of Texas wanted it and as Governor he listened to their voice through their elected representatives. Ten other US states also give in-state tuition. Most of the TX illegals are going to Community Colleges. With millions of college students in TX, just 16,000 have applied for the instate tuition program. They are not preventing other Texans from attending college.

These students must have graduated from TX high schools and met a residency requirement. Remember their tuition is not free and the people of TX felt it was better to give these young people an opportunity for higher education and possibility of a successful career rather than having them be a burden on the taxpayers.


30 posted on 10/21/2011 8:04:16 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (*OMG ........means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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