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Watch: Rick Perry struggles to answer a question about abstinence-only education

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His state may have the third-highest teenage birthrate in the nation, but that won't stop Rick Perry from standing by abstinence-only education policies. Watch as he clumsily defends his position in this interview when faced with a perfectly legit question about Texas' sorry state of sex-ed.  There are lots of pauses, stutters, and "uhhs." But the saddest part is that his response is a about one-hundred-percent ideological and zero-percent empirical. No examples or statistics necessary. Just plain-spoken, conservative rhetoric. That's all it takes to prevent baby-making, right?