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Perry Called For Roe v. Wade To Be Overturned And Said “We Will Continue To Pass Laws To Ensure Abortions Are As Rare As Possible Under Existing Law.”

According to ABC News, “‘The ideal world is a world without abortion,’ Perry said, calling for the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade to be overturned. ‘Until then, however, we will continue to pass laws to ensure abortions are as rare as possible under existing law.’” [ABC News, 1/10/13]

Perry Said There Should Be No Abortion Exceptions For Victims Of Rape Or Incest Or The Life Of The Mother.

According to the New York Times, “Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he had undergone a ‘transformation’ on the issue of abortion and now believed that there should be no exceptions made for rape, incest or the life of the mother. That statement came just days before the Iowa caucuses as Mr. Perry and several of his rivals are trying to appeal to conservative, religious voters. But Mr. Perry described the change as a heartfelt one that came after he watched a DVD of a movie called ‘The Gift of Life.’” [New York Times, 12/27/11]

Perry Signed A Bill That Effectively Bans All Abortions After 20 Weeks Of Pregnancy, Requires Abortion Clinics To Also Become Ambulatory Surgical Centers, And Forces Doctors Who Perform Abortions To Have Admitting Privileges At A Hospital Within 30 Miles Of The Abortion Clinic At Which They Perform The Procedure.

According to CBS News, “Capping off nearly a month of intense media coverage and legislative hijinks, Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, signed a bill restricting abortions on Thursday. The measure effectively bans all abortions in the state after 20 weeks of pregnancy, it requires abortion clinics to also become ambulatory surgical centers, and it forces doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion clinic at which they perform the procedure.” [CBS News, 7/18/13]

Perry Said Texas Would Block Funding For Clinics With Doctors Who Even Talk About Abortion.

According to the International Business Times News, “Texas Gov. Rick Perry attempted to defund his state’s Planned Parenthood clinics earlier this year by barring it and another ‘abortion affiliates’ from receiving federal money under the Texas Women’s Health Program (TWHP). After the policy effectively cut off half of the state’s participating clinics from the program, the Obama administration announced it would end Medicaid funding for TWHP, which serves low-income women. Perry insisted the state would fund the program itself — and on its own terms. In Texas, that apparently means blocking funding for clinics with doctors who even talk about abortion. In a letter sent to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit this week, Texas’ Department of Health and Human Services and Attorney General’s Office made it clear that, in the state’s new program, doctors would be banned from even discussing even the existence of abortion with their patients.” [International Business Times News, 7/11/12]

Perry Signed A Bill That Forced Women To Undergo An Ultrasound, Hear A Detailed Description Of The Fetus, And then Wait A Full 24 Before Receiving Abortion Care.

According to the Huffington Post, “Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill on Tuesday that would force Texas women to undergo an ultrasound, hear a detailed description of the fetus and then wait a full 24 hours before receiving abortion care.” [Huffington Post, 5/25/11]