Republican Rick Perry – pro-life – pro-marriage

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry has signed an anti-abortion pledge, and if elected promises to use his position to protect the unborn.

The pledge, written and supported by the Susan B. Anthony Fund, has been signed by other presidential hopefuls including Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman and Hermain Cain.

The Susan B. Anthony Fund plans to raise US$14 million this election and will use it to promote anti-abortion candidates and legislation that will block funding for Planned Parenthood.

Perry also recently became the latest Republican presidential candidate to sign a pledge saying, if elected, he will defend marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Perry joins Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum adding his name to the pledge written by the National Organisation for Marriage.

The Texas governor’s decision to endorse the marriage pledge came weekes after he stirred controversy when he said New York’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage was “their business” and “fine with me.”

Perry later clarified his “fine with me” view to mean “it’s fine with me that a state is using their sovereign rights to decide and issue. Obviously gay marriage is not fine with me. My stance hasn’t changed.”


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