- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Monday during a pro-life gala that women advocating for pro-choice in the abortion debate are attempting to “divide” woman and are not real feminists.

“Unfortunately, many on the left use the abortion debate to divide women and demand conformity. They do this in the name of feminism, but that is not real feminism,” the former South Carolina governor said in a speech at the Susan B. Anthony List’s Campaign for Life Gala in Washington, D.C.

“The idea that women must adhere to a particular set of values is one of the most anti-women ideas in today’s culture. The women’s movement is supposed to be about equality and tolerance, but leftist abortion advocates reject that in demanding all women support abortion rights,” she said.

“As a pro-life, female governor, I was blessed with a unique platform, and I made every effort to use it appropriately — not to lob attacks at people who disagreed with me, not to diminish the other side, but to reframe the debate,” Ms. Haley said.

She added that being pro-life is not advocating against women, it’s promoting “a baby’s right to live, the most basic right there is.”

Ms. Haley announced her resignation as U.N. ambassador in October 2018.

Since stepping down, she has started a conservative advocacy group, “Stand For America Now.”

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