Texas Governor Rick Perry Dimisses His Wife's Pro-Choice Position, Blames Media

| by Michael Allen

Anita Perry, the wife of pro-life Texas Governor Rick Perry (R), said over the weekend that she believes abortion is a "woman's right."

During an interview with Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune, Anita said: “I see it as a woman’s right. If they want to do that, that is their decision, they have to live with that decision. It is not mine, it is not something that I would say for them.”

She added that abortion is “just like it’s a man’s right if he wants to have some kind of procedure.”

When Smith asked Anita if her husband was right to sign a law banning abortion after 20 weeks with no exception for rape or incest, she said it was “really difficult."

In contrast, her husband Gov. Rick Perry said in 2011 that he doesn't support abortion in the cases of rape or incest, noted the Los Angeles Times.

Today, Gov. Perry dismissed his wife's position and blamed the media for accurately quoting her, reports Bloomberg News.

“From time to time we’ll stick the wrong word in the wrong place, and you pounce upon it,” said Gov. Perry, who was campaigning in New Jersey for GOP Senate candidate Steve Lonegan.

Sources: Bloomberg News, Los Angeles Times, Texas Tribune