South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is defending the views of Mitt Romney on abortion, saying he is pro-life and that she would not support his candidacy for president unless he were pro-life on abortion.
CNS News reported today on comments Haley, who is a potential vice-president candidate for the eventual Republican nominee,gave at an April 5 American Enterprise Institute event. She was asked, “What would you say to Republicans who feel that Mitt Romney is not conservative enough? There’s questions about his conservative credentials, especially his social conservatism.”
Haley said, “Well, I can tell you from a personal front, those are some of the questions I asked him as well. You know, I asked him about family and he believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman.”
“I am strongly pro-life,” said Haley. “Not because the party tells me to be but because [my husband] Michael was adopted and we had difficulty having both of our children. So we appreciate the blessings of that. And I asked him on that and, if you look at his – and I questioned him on that – and if you look at his record as governor, he always voted on the side of life. He always took action on the side of life. There’s not one time that he didn’t.”
“And so, what I will tell you is, as we’re going through this process, people are really looking at what they want and they’re doing the right thing – it’s the great part of our democracy,” said Haley.
“But what we all agree on, regardless of who that Republican candidate is that they may be supporting, we all know what we don’t want,” she said. “And that’s what we’ve had for the past three years and I think everybody will come back to that in the end.”
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