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.”