On Tuesday (April 25), in a speech at the SBA List Pro-Life America headquarters, Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley urged politicians to reach a national consensus on abortion.
Speaking at the influential anti-abortion group, Haley told reporters, “we have to face this reality.”
The Republican Presidential candidate noted that pro-life laws passed in heavily Republican states would not pass on a federal level, despite Democratic scaremongering.
Haley explained that Democrats suggesting Republicans would “ban all abortions nationwide and send women to prison” was false and only reinforced because of a sympathetic media, in addition to wanting to “score political points.”
Haley also used her speech to call on Republican candidates to take a tougher stance on abortion and called Democratic candidates extreme on the issue.
She said that pro-life leaders shouldn’t tolerate demonization by left-wing extremists.
During the speech, Haley used her husband’s experience with being adopted and her own experience of initially having trouble conceiving as the basis of her anti-abortion beliefs.
Haley noted that her “goal as president” would be the same as she had when she was governor and ambassador: to save as many lives as possible and help as many mothers as possible.
The former South Carolina Governor also cited her anti-abortion record as a state legislator and governor, with getting the Confederate flag removed from outside the South Carolina statehouse.
She pointed to the action as proof that a consensus could be reached between Republicans and Democrats. Haley’s comments to SBA Pro-Life America came after the group last week blasted former President Trump, the front-runner in the GOP primary, for his remarks that abortion should be left up to the states, not the federal government.