Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has promised to sign an abortion ban in order to be nominated by the Republican Party for the presidential election of 2024.
On Wednesday, Haley headlined the latest edition of ‘Politics and Eggs’ at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, where she committed to banning the procedure, should a bill doing so clear a Republican-controlled Congress. Saint Anselm College’s speaking series in Goffstown is a must-stop for White House candidates.
Haley didn’t specify the details of an abortion bill that could be passed in the U.S. Senate, but said it was highly unlikely to pass unless there were more Republicans elected.
Haley said on Wednesday that it would require a majority in the House of Representatives, 60 Senators, and a President to sign, referring to Republicans’ ability to overcome a possible Democratic filibuster. “We haven’t had 60 Republican Senators in 100 Years.”
Haley, in response to a question, described abortion as an “incredibly personal issue” and stated that her opposition would not change, even if Haley were to run for office in a liberal state.
Haley stated, “I cannot suddenly change my position on pro-life because I am running for office in New Hampshire.” It’s very personal and I will treat it with respect.
After the U.S. Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade in 2013, the issue of abortion was at the forefront of national discussion.
Haley stated Wednesday that the smuggling has now returned to its rightful place in the United States.
Some Republican states have a total ban on abortion, while others limit it to 15 or 6 weeks. Most bills allow for exceptions to be made in cases of rape, incest, or protection of the mother’s life.
Haley, while serving as Governor of South Carolina signed an abortion prohibition after 20 weeks.
The South Carolina Senate passed an abortion ban earlier this week after a heartbeat was detected. This usually occurs around six weeks into pregnancy. Gov. Henry McMaster (a Republican) has stated that he will sign the bill into law.
Already, the bill has been challenged in court.
Haley responded in an interview that she would sign any bill that was unanimous if she were the governor of South Carolina. If that is what the people in South Carolina want, then I will always do as they wish.
Many Republican presidential candidates already stated that they would support such a ban.
Tim Scott of South Carolina, who announced his presidential bid on Monday, has said that he will sign into law a 15-week prohibition.
The Republican candidates, including Donald Trump, the former president of the United States, and Gov. Ron DeSantis and former President Donald Trump appear to disagree on this issue.
DeSantis signed a six-week ban in Florida, just days after launching his campaign.
Trump, who began his presidential campaign in 2016, implied that such a ban would be “too strict,” despite the fact that he has publicly stated he is a pro-lifer.
Former Vice President Mike Pence has stated his support for Florida’s legislation and that he would sign into law a similar proposal.