Perry Backs Romney over Abortion
Rick Perry the Governor of Texas is not worried about Mitt Romney’s reluctance to speed up legislation that restricts abortion rights. Perry said on Wednesday about his former GOP primary rival that he is confident Romney will appoint a constitutionalist to the Supreme Court.
Perry said he feels the issue will ultimately be decided at the Supreme Court. He said in a television interview on Wednesday morning that Romney said he would put people on the court who are constitutionalists.
Romney supported abortion rights when he was the Massachusetts’ governor and said on Tuesday during an interview in Iowa that he was not aware of existing abortion relation measures that he would push when he became president.
The Democrats are using comments that Romney made about abortion to portray the former governor of Massachusetts as someone who people will not be able to trust to keep his word. The head of the political wing of Planned Parenthood accused the Republican presidential candidate of attempting to hide his opinions in the last few weeks of the presidential campaign leading up to the November 6 election.
A spokesperson for Romney, Andrea Saul, told reporters later that Romney would be pro-life as the President of the United States.
Romney also says the country should overturn Roe vs. Wade. His website says that life begins upon conception, that the laws of the U.S. should reflect that, and that the Supreme Court should overturn Roe vs. Wade.
In a debate in 2007, Romney said he would be more than happy to sign a ban on abortion if he were president if Congress passed one and it came to his desk to be signed as President.