Current TX Gov. and rumored presidential contender Rick Perry had strong words to say at last night’s Unidos Por La Vida conference, a pro-life event organized for the Latino community by Eduardo Verastegui. Live Action president Lila Rose was also a speaker at the event. Videos of Lila’s and Perry’s speeches should be coming soon, but for now, here is some of what Perry said:
He urged the crowd to keep up pressure to roll back the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion until “Roe v. Wade is nothing but a shameful footnote in our nation’s history books.
Perry, a frequent critic of the federal government, also bashed President Barack Obama for his administration’s policy allowing federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, saying he was deeply disturbed by studies that turn “the remains of unborn children into nothing more than raw material.”
Since Roe v. Wade, Perry said, “50 million children have lost their chance at life — a tragic legacy of judicial activism and a stark reminder that our culture and our country are still in peril.“
We applaud Gov. Perry for his uncompromising stand for the human rights of unborn children. With his words, he is setting an example that all just public officials should follow.
“There is no such thing as an unwanted child in the eyes of God,” said Perry, who has invited the nation’s governors to Houston this summer for a prayer event.
Perry criticized Obama for overturning a policy that prevented U.S. funding of organizations that perform or promote abortions in foreign countries.
“With the stroke of a pen, abortion essentially became a U.S. foreign export,” Perry said.
Perry was joined on Sunday by Mexican-born movie actor Eduardo Verastegui, whose nonprofit organization co-sponsored the event, and by soap opera star Veronica Castro.
“After he found out about this event, he said he really wanted to unite himself to anything we were doing to end abortion,” Verastegui said of Perry.