Nikki Haley’s Record on Promoting Women’s Rights: Slim to Nonexistent

Nikki Haley delivering remarks at the UN on the famine risks in certain countries in Africa and in Yemen, above. Her record on promoting women’s rights as US ambassador to the UN has so far has been minimal if not ambivalent. Photo Credit: UN PHOTO
  • On abortion: In 2016, while governor of South Carolina, Haley signed a bill banning abortion after 19 weeks, unless a mother’s life was jeopardized. She told the US Senate, in her confirmation hearing to become US ambassador to the UN, that she was “strongly pro-life.”
  • On access to health and family planning: Speaking in 2012 on ABC’s “The View” daytime talk show, Haley said, “women don’t care about contraception,” causing a public-relations nightmare for her. Her full quote:
  • On marriage: Haley has defined marriage as the union between “one man and one woman.”

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