Nikki Haley: “You can’t have liberty and the pursuit of happiness without the right to life”

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Last night, the Susan B. Anthony List held their 12th annual Campaign for Life gala, and Nikki Haley, the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations headlined the pro life event.

Nikki Haley’s keynote address was live-streamed and the Susan B. Anthony List will be archiving her remarks online.

In her speech, Haley, also the former Governor of South Carolina reminded her audience what a privilege it is to live in the United States of America, where human life is “valued and protected.” However, Haley also simultaneously lamented the fact that right now, our leaders are engaged in a debate of whether or not “a baby born after a failed abortion has a right to live.” She continued:

Let that sink in for a minute. It is something you might hear about in other parts of the world or something out of a horror movie. Not here. Not in America.

In so many other aspects, human life is a priority in our country. …Respect for human life is who we are as Americans. It is right there in the Declaration of Independence. You can’t have liberty and the pursuit of happiness without the right to life.

That’s why Susan B. Anthony List’s work is so important. You understand we need laws – and lawmakers – who will protect the right to life.

Former Governor Haley went on to say that the most important thing she did as Governor of South Carolina was use her voice and platform to advocate for life. She said:

When we refuse to sit on the sidelines – when we refuse to be followers against our consciences – we can quite literally change the world.

I will always encourage people to use the power of their voices on behalf of freedom, justice, and life. Because you can’t truly stand for America if you don’t stand for ALL Americans, including the babies who don’t yet have a voice.

According to LifeNews, “The Campaign for Life Gala is Susan B. Anthony List’s premier event of the year, to raise funds for our ongoing work to go on offense for life, elect pro-life champions, and enact lifesaving legislation. It has also become a must-stop for pro-life presidents and presidential hopefuls. Previous speakers at the event include President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI),  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Carly Fiorina, Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN).”

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