Perry pokes at Cain on abortion issue (audio)

GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry used a portion of his remarks at tonight’s Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition event to articulate his actions, as Texas governor, on the abortion issue.  But Perry also characterized Cain’s remarks about abortion earlier this week on CNN as “pro-having-your-cake-and-eating-it-too.”

“It is a liberal canard to say I am personally pro-life, but government should stay out of that decision. If that is your view, you are not pro-life,” Perry said of Cain, without directly saying Cain’s name. “You are pro-having-your-cake-and-eating-it-too.”

AUDIO of Perry’s remarks on abortion issue.

Perry began with this declaration:  “As governor of Texas and throughout my career I have taken an unwavering stand in defense of life.”  Just before he launched into Cain, Perry said: “Being pro-life is not a matter of campaign convenience.  It is a core conviction.”

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