🚨 Ahead of Roe v. Wade Anniversary, Nikki Haley Says She’d Sign a National Abortion Ban

In response to Nikki Haley reiterating — on the eve of the Roe v. Wade anniversary — that she would sign into law a national abortion ban, DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd released the following statement: 

“On the eve of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, as women struggle to safeguard their own health and safety after Trump opened the floodgates to extreme abortion bans across the country, Nikki Haley said once again that she’d sign a national abortion ban if it hit her desk. It’s time that the media listen to Haley’s demands to stop calling her a moderate: She is so proud of her extremism that she’s running ads on her record signing away women’s reproductive freedom — including a ban before many women even know they are pregnant with no exceptions for rape or incest, that threatened doctors with jail time — and on the campaign trail, she’s unapologetic about her promise to sign any abortion ban that lands on her desk. Nikki Haley is right about one thing: She’s no moderate, and her extreme position on abortion is radically out of step with the American people.”

NEW: Haley reminded voters that she has repeatedly pledged to sign a national abortion ban into law.

Margaret Brennan: “Would you [sign a national abortion ban]?”

Haley: “I’ve said I’m fine with a federal law.”

Let’s be clear: Haley has told us exactly who she is and where she stands. 

Haley: “For all of those that are reporting that I’m a moderate, I will ask you or anybody, Trump or anybody, Fox, who’s saying that I’m not a conservative, name one thing that I wasn’t conservative on. … Show me where I’m moderate, because I’m not.”

And let’s not forget that Haley has said she would sign any legislation banning abortion nationwide that landed on her desk. 

Kirsten Welker: “Would you support a 15-week federal limit?”

Haley: “I would support anything that would pass.”

Haley: “Whatever we can get 60 Senate votes on, isn’t that better than what we have now? And if it’s– if it’s six weeks, that’s great. If it’s 15 weeks, that’s great.” 

Haley: “So what can we do? Is there room for a federal law? I think there is room for a federal law.”

Fox News: “Nikki Haley, 2024 Republican candidate, vows to sign federal abortion ban if elected president”

Haley: “Yes of course I would sign [a federal ban].”

HuffPost: “Nikki Haley Says She ‘Absolutely’ Would Sign 15-Week Abortion Ban If GOP Had The Votes”

Haley: “When it comes to a federal bill, I think there is a place for that.”

Haley: “The issue that we have at hand right now is … is there a place for a federal law. And I think there is a place for a federal law.”

Haley: “The debate that we’re having in this country is … can there be a federal law that deals with abortion … I do think there’s a place for federal law.”

Haley is running ads that brag about her extreme record that includes signing an abortion ban as governor with no exceptions for rape and incest that threatened doctors with jail time.

Haley ad: “Most abortions after 20 weeks are now illegal in South Carolina after Republican Governor Nikki Haley signed a bill into law Wednesday.”

Haley’s support for banning abortion nationwide is deeply unpopular with a majority of voters.

USA Today: “Americans overwhelmingly oppose the next goal of many anti-abortion activists, to enact a federal law banning abortion nationwide. By 80%-14%, those surveyed opposed that idea, including 65% of Republicans and 83% of independents.”

Axios: “Most Americans support abortion access one year after Roe v. Wade: poll”

CNN: “A 64% majority of US adults say they disapprove of last year’s Supreme Court ruling that women do not have a constitutional right to an abortion, with half strongly disapproving – an assessment that’s almost entirely unchanged from CNN’s poll last July in the immediate wake of the decision.”

And Haley has a yearslong anti-abortion record that would rip away reproductive freedom. 

Politico: “Haley, who ‘often clashed with members of her party because she labeled them insufficiently conservative’ on abortion,

  • ‘co-sponsored legislation in 2009 mandating a 24-hour waiting period between a woman’s abortion consultation and the procedure itself’
  • ‘voted to end abortion coverage for victims of rape and incest in the state health plan for employees’
  • ‘signed the most conservative abortion bill South Carolina Republicans were able to pass through both chambers at the time,’ and the law did not include exceptions for rape and incest.’”

Newsweek: “Haley described herself as ‘very pro-life’ and has spent most of her political career fighting for anti-abortion legislation, including signing a law as South Carolina governor in 2016 banning the procedure in most circumstances after 19 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother’s life is at risk.”
TIME: “The law passed the General Assembly last week and blocks women from having abortions after 19 weeks of pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape or incest. … Doctors who violate the law could face a fine or jail time.”