Former Ambassador to the United NationsResigned: 10-9-2018
Who is Nikki Haley?
Nikki Haley announced her departure from the Trump administration just before the 2018 midterm elections. During her two years as UN ambassador, Haley oversaw many efforts to restrict reproductive choices for women and girls worldwide. Before being appointed by Trump, she had no formal foreign policy experience and a long track record of blocking women’s access to health care.
“I am strongly pro-life, so anything we can do to keep [women] from having abortions, or to keep them from ...knowing what is available, I will support.”
What Nikki Haley Controlled
U.S. Department of State
The State Department advises the President and represents the U.S. in international affairs and foreign policy issues.
Background on Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley appointed an LGBTQ+ hate group to serve on the 2018 U.S. delegation to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).The Independent
Following the Trump-Pence administration’s agenda, Nikki Haley rolled back formal U.S. policy positions promoting reproductive rights.Planned Parenthood
As governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley signed a law to restrict women’s access to safe and legal abortion.The Hill
Nikki Haley supported slashing UN funding for birth control access to women in over 150 countries.New York Times
Even though over 90% of women say birth control is an important part of their freedom to control their bodies, Nikki Haley claimed "women don’t care about contraception."MSNBC
Haley resigned without a clear reason, but sources speculate that she has future political ambitions.The Week