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WASHINGTON — This week, Nikki Haley told voters in New Hampshire that she would sign a federal abortion ban. As the Associated Press notes, “her commitment to signing one is the most specific she has been on the issue during her presidential campaign.” 

While Haley refuses to talk specifics because she knows it will alienate voters, her record is clear: As governor of South Carolina, Haley signed an abortion ban into law with no exceptions for victims of rape or incest and vetoed funding for rape crisis centers. Haley also celebrated the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and told an anti-abortion group last month that she believes “there is a federal role on abortion.”  

Every candidate vying for the presidency needs to tell voters exactly where they stand on abortion rights — in detail. On Wednesday, fellow South Carolinian candidate Tim Scott said he supports the state’s six-week ban now signed by Governor Henry McMaster.


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