Rick Perry: Abortion Is A States’ Rights Issue


Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) categorized abortion as a states’ rights issue yesterday, “saying that if Roe v. Wade was overturned, it should be up to the states to decide the legality of the procedure,” ABC News reports. “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.’” Perry made similar remarks about same-sex marriage last week, despite supporting a constitutional amendment outlawing it.