SBA Response to Nikki Haley Interview

For Immediate Release: May 14, 2023
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Washington, D.C. – In response to former ambassador and presidential candidate Nikki Haley’s interview today on Face the Nation, in which she stated “it’s not realistic” to try to advance gestational limits on abortion at the federal level, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser issued the following statement:

“When Ambassador Haley talks about national consensus on late-term abortion, we are in agreement. The consensus already exists. Polling shows 72% of Americans support limiting abortions by at least 15 weeks, when the unborn child can feel excruciating pain.

“The pro-life movement must have a nominee who will boldly advocate for this consensus, and as president will work tirelessly to gather the votes necessary in Congress. Dismissing this task as unrealistic is not acceptable.

“Ambassador Haley is uniquely gifted at communicating from a pro-life woman’s perspective. I look forward to confirmation of her concrete goals.”

The New York Times in November 2022 reported on the Democratic messaging strategy around abortion (emphasis added):

Soon after the decision in June, Democratic Party committees invested in detailed polling, hoping to drill down on what exact messaging worked best. There was a clear conclusion: The most potent messaging for Democrats was to keep the conversation broad by casting Republicans as supporting a national ban on abortion, and avoid a discussion over the details about gestational week limits.

“Debating weeks is not where we want to be,” said Celinda Lake, the longtime Democratic pollster who conducted some of the surveys. “People are terrible at math and terrible at biology.”

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders. 


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