Perry draws fire over tougher abortion stance

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Perry earned six strikes on the scorecard, versus 14 for former House Speaker Gingrich and 12 for Michele Bachmann. The scorecard praises Perry for his past support of the Equal Rights Amendment, and the fact that he’s never been a member of Congress also works in his favor, as he has never voted on the key issues named in the scorecard.

Perry said he changed his views on abortion after watching the anti-abortion film The Gift of Life, which tells the story of individuals who say they were nearly the victims of abortion. 

Youre seeing a transformation, Perry said Tuesday. That transformation was after watching the DVD Gift of Life. I really started giving some thought about the issue of rape and incest, and some powerful, powerful stories in that DVD.