NEW: Haley Doubles Down on Her Support for a National Abortion Ban and Extreme Abortion Bans Across the Country 

In response to Nikki Haley doubling down on her support for extreme abortion bans twice in the last week and backing a national abortion ban three separate times, DNC National Press Secretary Sarafina Chitika released the following statement:

“There is nothing moderate about Nikki Haley’s support for the most extreme abortion bans in the country and her pledge to sign any nationwide abortion ban that crosses her desk. Haley is just as extreme on abortion as her MAGA idol Donald Trump, who made these cruel abortion bans possible by stacking the Supreme Court with justices he promised would overturn Roe v. Wade. Haley is telling us exactly what she would do as president: rip away freedoms from women across America. As she touts her ‘Women for Nikki’ town hall tonight, here’s a reminder that an overwhelming majority of women disagree with Haley’s extreme stances on abortion – and voters will decisively reject her extreme anti-freedom agenda next year.”

The DNC rolled out a new billboard campaign in Iowa today ahead of anti-abortion extremist Nikki Haley’s “Women for Nikki” town hall tonight:

In just the last week and a half, Haley has doubled down on her support for extreme abortion bans and backed a national abortion ban three separate times.

Haley: “If the people decided they wanted a six-week abortion bill, would you go along with it? Of course.”

Haley: “The question asked in Iowa was, ‘If you were governor of South Carolina, and they sent you a six week bill, would you sign it?’ And I said yes.”

Haley: “Is there a place for a federal law [banning abortion]? I think there is.”

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 also has come under fire in the last week for saying she doesn’t know the details of Kate Cox’s devastating situation in Texas and dodging multiple questions on the situation.

Jonathan Karl: “Do you think the Supreme Court in Texas made the wrong decision … Can you give a direct answer now?”

Haley: “I mean, the Supreme Court said that the law that the state put was the one that they had to follow, right?”

Karl: “Do you disagree with that decision by the Texas Supreme Court?”

Haley: “Well, I think it is the right thing that unelected justices no longer decide this. … I appreciate that Texas went more on the pro-life side.”

Dana Bash: “How would you make it more human to let Kate Cox deal with this, because she had to leave the state?”

Haley: “I don’t know the exact details of the Texas law.”

Haley has pledged her support for extreme abortion bans before many women know they’re pregnant.

New York Times: “Nikki Haley Says She Would Have Signed Six-Week Abortion Ban as Governor”

Bob Vander Plaats: “If you were governor of South Carolina and that came to your desk, would you sign the heartbeat bill?”

Haley: “Yes.”

Haley has also said she would sign any national abortion ban 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 owns a yearslong extreme anti-abortion record that includes signing as governor an extreme abortion ban with no exceptions for rape and incest and that threatened doctors with jail time. 

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.”