Perry Changes Views on Abortion

Rick Perry’s efforts to corral the evangelical vote is in Iowa is leading him to revisit some earlier positions. He said Tuesday that he no longer supports abortion under any circumstances, not even in cases of rape or incest. “You’re seeing a transformation,” Perry told voters when a local pastor asked him how he squared a recent pledge to oppose all abortions with statements earlier in his career that he might support an exception in cases of rape or incest and when the mother’s life is in danger. Perry’s staff aides note that last week he watched the film The Gift of Life, which features Mike Huckabee interviewing people who say their mothers nearly aborted them.