Nikki Haley requires ‘nationwide consensus’ on abortion

ARLINGTON, Va. — Nikki Haley, the previous United Nations ambassador who’s operating for president, stated the nation’s subsequent high government might want to discover a “nationwide consensus” on abortion, a subject Republicans have struggled to answer for the reason that Supreme Courtroom overturned Roe v. Wade final yr. 

In a roughly 20-minute speech Tuesday on the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony Professional-Life America headquarters, Haley stated she is “unapologetic” about being in opposition to abortion, however stated the difficulty needs to be approached with respect, somewhat than demonizing the opposing facet. 

“Abortion is a deeply private subject for each men and women. I perceive why somebody’s physique and another person’s life should not issues to be taken flippantly, and so they shouldn’t be politicized,” she stated. “Most individuals have a narrative that has introduced them to their views about abortion.” 

Haley stated her private views on abortion are formed by her husband, who was adopted, and by the couple’s wrestle to have youngsters. She stated she understands the challenges of being pregnant and that she would by no means “downplay [the] difficulties” of people that have undesirable pregnancies. 

She stated that discovering consensus on abortion could be troublesome, however outlined a number of areas the place she stated there may be already settlement, equivalent to guaranteeing infants born throughout a failed abortion obtain medical care, that moms shouldn’t be pressured into having abortions and that extra needs to be achieved to make adoption simpler. 

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