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ABC News: After ‘Transformation,’ Rick Perry Opposes All Abortions

Rick Perry admitted to Iowa voters this evening that his views on abortion have undergone a “transformation,” shifting from a stance that allowed for abortion in cases of rape, incest and risk to a mother’s life, to one that opposes abortion in all forms.

“You’re seeing a transformation,” Perry said in response to a voter’s question about his changed stance at a town hall meeting here. “That transformation was after watching the DVD ‘Gift of Life,’ and I really started giving some … thought about the issue of rape and incest, and some powerful stories in that DVD.”

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee joined forces with conservative non-profit group Citizens United to produce and host the premiere in Des Moines, Iowa, earlier this month of “The Gift of Life,” a new anti-abortion documentary.

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Asked if there was a defining moment in the DVD that inspired the change in his position, Perry cited a conversation he had with a woman featured in the movie who was conceived during a rape.

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