Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday his views on abortion had undergone a “transformation” after seeing a recent film that advocated against the procedure in any situation.”
You’re seeing a transformation,” Perry said.
Perry said after seeing The Gift of Life – a movie produced by Citizens United and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee – his views on the issue changed but added he started mulling the issue before seeing the film.
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“It was … when the lady who was in (The Gift of Life) was looking me in the eye and said ‘you really need to think this through,'” he said. “She said ‘I am the product of a rape’ and she said ‘my life is worth (it).’ It was a powerful moment.”
After the town hall ended, Verwers said Perry’s answer was “perfect.”