Republican 2024 presidential candidate Nikki Haley stated Sunday that she refuses to “demonize” the issue of abortion as part of her campaign for president, contrasting herself from other Republicans in the primary race.
Haley was asked about opinion pieces claiming she tries to win the support of both anti-abortion and pro-abortion rights voters, as well as a statement she made that “the numbers simply are not there” regarding a potential 15-week federal abortion ban. When asked if she would support a federal ban if she “had the numbers,” Haley said she would and that she has said she would “many times.”
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“I believe what I believe, and I say what I say,” Haley told Fox News Sunday. “I have been a realist. In order to pass that bill, you have to have 60 Senate votes. We might have 45 pro-life senators. I refuse to demonize the issue of abortion. I refuse to have people divided on it.”
Haley added that she has receiv …