Nikki Haley Says She Would Sign Six-Week Abortion If She Was S.C. Governor
During an event in Iowa, GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley expressed her agreement with fellow Republicans on the topic of extreme abortion restrictions.
When questioned by influential Iowa Evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats about signing a six-week abortion ban like the one approved by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Haley affirmed that she would do so if she were still serving as the governor of South Carolina.
Haley, a previous member of the Trump administration, had a notable moment during the third GOP primary debate on November 8 in Miami, where she advocated for reaching a consensus on the topic of abortion.
The day prior to the Miami debate, voters in various off-year races nationwide once again demonstrated their dissatisfaction with the Republican Party’s extreme stance against abortion through their choices at the polls.
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President Joe Biden and the Democrats perceive this as a potential indicator of the upcoming general election.
This may have been the reason for Haley’s softer stance on abortion during the debate in Miami.
“As much as I’m pro-life, I don’t judge anyone for being pro-choice, and I don’t want them to judge me for being pro-life,” she had said, adding that the country should not be divided on this issue anymore.
But Haley’s latest statement indicating that she would approve an abortion ban shows that she may not be different from other GOP candidates whose anti-abortion views have raised concerns among human rights defenders.
The Biden campaign shared a video of Haley on X (formerly Twitter), where she is asked if she would approve a six-week abortion ban as governor. The video only showed her saying “Yes” in response.
Ammar Moussa, a spokesman for the Biden campaign, stated that Haley is not a moderate, but an extreme anti-abortion supporter aligned with MAGA, who aims to restrict women’s freedoms, just as she did during her tenure as South Carolina governor.
In 2016, Haley signed a ban on the procedure at 20 weeks in her state.
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