REMINDER: Nikki Haley Wants To Ban Abortion Nationwide
January 11, 2024
In response to Nikki Haley continuing to support extreme abortion bans, DNC National Press Secretary Sarafina Chitika released the following statement:
“Nikki Haley is so proud of her extreme anti-freedom record that she’s running ads bragging that she would sign any national abortion ban that hit her desk and pledging her support for the most far-reaching anti-choice laws across the country. Someone should tell her how enormously unpopular her cruel agenda is so she can save her money instead of spending millions to tank her own campaign.”
Haley has 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: “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’s support for banning abortion nationwide is decidedly 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.”
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: “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 running ads that tout 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 has a yearslong anti-abortion record of supporting efforts to rip away women’s freedoms.
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.”
Haley has also come under fire for saying she didn’t know the details of Kate Cox’s devastating situation in Texas and dodging multiple questions on the topic.
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.”