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Rick Perry’s illegitimate abortion position

National Right to Life President Carol Tobias said the governor’s position on abortion couldn’t be any more in line with her organization’s tenets. “Gov. Perry has a wonderful pro-life record,” she said. Pic: Right To Life rally in Austin, Texas.

Not so fast, says Lisa Graas today on her blog…

Rick  Perry Believes the 10th Amendment Trumps the Right To Life; NRTC Yawn

It is troubling to see National Right to Life featuring an article on ostensibly “pro-life” Rick Perry without calling him out on his illegitimate abortion position.

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.’”

Um…no, Governor Perry. The 10th Amendment does not cover ALL issues. The federal government has a duty to uphold our inalienable rights if the states fail to. See McDonald v. Chicago.

NRLC needs to grow a spine.

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