Nikki Haley “wants to rip away women’s freedoms”, says Biden-Harris 2024 campaign

Indian-American Republican presidential aspirant Nikki Haley has been called an “extremist who wants to rip away women’s freedoms” by the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris campaign for the 2024 US elections. Haley has come under fire for her rigid anti-abortion stance.

Republican aspirant Nikki Haley has lent her support to the rigidly anti-abortion “foetal heartbeat bill”, for which she has been severely criticised by the Democrats. Photo courtesy: X/@BowesChay

Haley has lent her support to an extreme abortion ban at six weeks after conception, a time when many women do not yet know they are pregnant. “If you were governor of South Carolina and that came to your desk, would you sign the heartbeat bill?” she was asked yesterday. “Yes,” replied Haley, who is contesting for the Republican Party’s nomination.

A six-week abortion ban, also called a “foetal heartbeat bill” by proponents, is a law in the United States that makes abortion illegal as early as six weeks gestational age.

The Biden-Harris campaign yesterday slammed Haley, 51, for lending her support to such extreme abortion bans. “Nikki Haley is no moderate — she’s an anti-abortion MAGA (Make America Great Again) extremist who wants to rip away women’s freedoms just like she did when she was South Carolina governor,” said Ammar Moussa, director of Biden-Harris 2024 Rapid Response, in a statement.

“Make America Great Again” is a political slogan that was popularised by Donald Trump during his successful 2016 presidential campaign. “Now Haley is promising to bring that same fear, anxiety, and dread she forced on South Carolina women to every woman in the country,” said Moussa.

“Whether it’s Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, or any other MAGA extremist — the entire field is running on a dangerous anti-freedom agenda that the American people have made clear they do not want,” said the Democratic candidates’ campaign director.