A few days ago, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley gave an amazing pro-life speech at the Susan B. Anthony List’s 12th annual Campaign for Life Gala. In that speech, she shared some personal details about how her husband Michael, grew up in the foster care system.
Many of you know I am married to my incredible, super cool husband, Michael. He is a combat veteran and a Major in the South Carolina National Guard. He is truly a saint and being married to me you know he has to be exceedingly understanding.
But many don’t know that Michael and his four siblings spent several years in foster care. Foster care can be amazing, but it was not kind to Michael and his siblings. It was unkind.
Luckily, when Michael was five, he and his younger sister were adopted by a kind, loving couple who couldn’t have children of their own.
I often think about what would have happened if Michael hadn’t been so lucky…if his biological mother had chosen a different path…if his adoptive parents hadn’t been so compassionate…
In politics, people assume that if you’re Republican you’re pro-life, because that’s what the party tells you to be. I’m pro-life, because I get the chance to spend every day with my husband knowing that I am blessed.
She went on to say that often, conservative women are told they are anti-woman because they are anti-choice.
As governor of South Carolina, I was proud to sign legislation that banned late-term abortions, protecting babies from the point in their development when they are capable of feeling pain.
Many people praised this action, but many others criticized it.
The most strident attacks came from my fellow women. You’ve heard it all before: Pro-life women are traitors to their gender. If we truly care about women’s rights, we would support abortion rights.
Women are expected to support choice – simply because we are women.
That’s just wrong. We all have to be true to ourselves and to others.
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 idea that women must adhere to a particular set of values is one of the most anti-women ideas in today’s culture. It is a rejection of the ideas of equality and tolerance that the women’s movement is supposed to be about.
The View‘s Whoopie Goldberg didn’t especially like those comments, going off on Haley and saying:
“But what about the nine-year-old girl who gets raped by a family member or some thug in the street?” she outlined. “Why are you taking her mother’s discussion with her family, what their choice is, why are you taking it out of their hands? See to me, you taking choice from people is anti-human, so I don’t understand.”
“I don’t say that everybody has to believe, but I say you want to have choice, I don’t want you in my coochie! You don’t want me in yours either.”
Watch the video here.
Haley took the high road, reposting the clip from The View with the caption, “‘I’m not going to get in the gutter with Whoopi on this, but listen to both of us and you decide.”
I'm not going to get in the gutter with Whoopi on this, but listen to both of us and you decide. pic.twitter.com/vqcZOdNbuQ
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) June 6, 2019
Unlike Whoopi, Nikki Haley has some class. Can she run for President already?