Texas governor Rick Perry has quickly vaulted to the top of the Republican presidential race and he now faces questions from pro-life advocates about what he would do as president. One news report says Perry has answered one question by saying he would name a pro-life Vice President.
A pro-life vice president is important for any presidential administration, as pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden reconfirmed recently when he failed to condemn the forced abortions and other human rights abuses associated with the one-child policy in China.
Paul Bedard of U.S. News and World Report indicates Perry addressed the question of a potential running mate at a weekend event in Texas, where more than 200 conservative and pro-life advocates gathered.
“At a weekend Texas gathering of about 200 conservative leaders, some from Washington, Perry and his wife Anita portrayed themselves as authentic and life-long conservatives who could bring the most pro-life administration ever to Washington,” Bardard reports. “Key among the questions Perry fielded was who he would pick as a vice presidential candidate if he wins the nomination. Perry is an ally of Giuliani and endorsed him for president during the 2008 GOP primaries. At the time, he cited the former New York City mayor’s ability to pull the city together after the 9/11 attacks.”
Perry recently signed the Susan B. Anthony List pledge indicating he would press for pro-life legislation to de-fund abortion and the Planned Parenthood abortion business and, with regard to a Vice President, appoint pro-life advocates to key administration positions where abortion policy would be affected. Bedard indicates the attendees at the event said Perry followed up on that point.
“Some of those at the weekend conclave said Perry promised to stick to the pledge when considering a vice president and they left believing that meant Giuliani is out of the picture,” he reported....
U.S. News also indicated Anita Perry, the governor’s wife, assured pro-life advocates that the potential First Lady shares the pro-life values of her White House-seeking husband — something which wasn’t the case despite the pro-life accomplishments of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and George W. Bush...