Nikki Haley Says She’d Sign a Bill Protecting Babies From Abortion if Elected President

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 24, 2023   |   1:29PM   |   Washington, DC

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley says she would sign a bill protecting babies from abortion if elected president.

However, she noted that it would be an uphill battle to get any pro-life legislation through Congress because of the filibuster in the Senate that makes it so 60 votes are necessary to pass legislation.

Haley did not say what type of pro-life legislation she would sign – whether it would be a law banning late-term abortions or the 20-week abortion ban or some other bill – but she did commit to signing pro-life legislation if it reached her desk. As governor of South Carolina, Haley signed a bill to protect unborn babies starting at 20 weeks.

“It would take a majority of the House, 60 senators and a president to sign it,” Haley said during a campaign stop in New Hampshire. “We haven’t had 60 Republican senators in 100 years.”
Haley also said she wouldn’t back down from her pro-life views even when campaigning in states that currently support abortion.

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“I can’t suddenly change my pro-life position because I’m campaigning in New Hampshire,” Haley said. “It’s incredibly personal, and I’m going to treat it with the respect it deserves.

She also celebrated the Dobbs decision that allowed states to resume protecting babies from abortions.

“Now it’s back in the states where it belongs,” Haley said.