UPDATE: NYT covers this here, noting how it hurts Perry in more ways than one. Also, see Texas's seen mother rate.“They are small words that reflect a dark and negative point of view,” Davis told the Associated Press Thursday. “Our governor should reflect our Texas values. Sadly, Gov. Perry fails that test.” She also added that his comment was “without dignity and tarnishes the high office he holds.”
Earlier: In speech to National Right-to-Life confab a few minutes ago. "She was the daughter of as single woman, she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters."