Former United Nations Ambassador and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley gave a speech at the Susan B. Anthony List gala in which she argued that being pro-abortion is not being pro-women.
Haley delivered remarks alongside Mitch Mcconnell, who commended the Trump administration for defending the right to life and has advanced the pro-life movement.
Haley gave the keynote speech, following in the footsteps of last years address by President Trump. She detailed the harsh and false narrative that is being pushed by pro-abortion groups, and causing division amongst women.
“Unfortunately, many on the left use the abortion debate to divide women and demand conformity,” Haley stated. “They do this in the name of feminism. But that is not real feminism.”
Haley pointed out that “you’re anti-women if you’re pro-life,” is a ludicrous narrative pushed by pro-abortion advocates. She pointed out that expecting all women to have the same beliefs is not real feminism, and in-fact is the opposite.
“The idea that women must adhere to a particular set of values is one of the most anti-women ideas in today’s culture,” Haley added. “It is a rejection of the ideas of equality and tolerance that the women’s movement is supposed to be about.”
Haley also pointed out that the pro-life movement is about more than just women, it’s primarily about the right to life. Although a large emphasis of the movement is supporting females, a larger emphasis is placed on the lives of the unborn.
“As a pro-life, female governor, I was blessed with a unique platform, and I made every effort to use it appropriately,” Haley said.
“Not to lob attacks at people who disagreed with me, not to diminish the other side, but to reframe the debate. To explain that being pro-life is not about being for or against women. It is about being for a baby’s right to live — the most basic right there is.”
The Susan B. Anthony list hosted their 12th annual Campaign for Life gala on Monday night, where they celebrated “how far we’ve come in the fight to save babies and defend women from abortion and learn about the unprecedented opportunity we have to save lives and usher in a culture of life in America.”