Haley Supports Court’s Decision: Embryos Are Babies

Haley Supports Court's Decision Embryos Are Babies

On Wednesday, Nikki Haley stated that she considers frozen embryos produced by IVF to be “babies.”

Let’s read the news and find out more.

Haley Supports Court’s Decision: Embryos Are Babies

The remark came a few days after the Alabama High Court ruled that the frozen embryos in test tubes should be considered children, which shocked several health professionals in that field.

According to news sources, the decision shocked the whole state of Alabama, which has some of the strongest abortion laws in the nation.

With this decision, the patients became unsure whether to move their embryos or continue with IVF.

Following the state supreme court decision, the University of Alabama in Birmingham halted in-vitro fertilization out of concern for legal action and lawsuits.

Nikki Haley spoke about this matter in two interviews. Her remarks have been interpreted as supporting a controversial ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court.

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In an NBC News interview, which took place earlier, Haley claimed, “Embryos, to me, are babies,”

She added, “When you talk about an embryo, you are talking about, to me, that’s a life. And so I do see where that’s coming from when they talk about that.”

The former governor of South Carolina also shared her experience of artificial insemination—a different process that doesn’t require lab-created embryos—to conceive her son.

She shared, “I had artificial insemination. That is how I had my son … One thing is to … save sperm or to save eggs, but when you talk about an embryo, you are talking about, to me, that is a life. And so I do see where that is coming from when they talk about that.”

Haley Support Court's Decision Embryos Are Babies
Haley Supports Court’s Decision: Embryos Are Babies

Later, when questioned about her remarks in a CNN interview appearance on the show “King Charles,” she stated, “I didn’t say that I agreed with the Alabama ruling. The question that I was asked is, ‘Do I believe an embryo is a baby?’ I do think that if you look in the definition, an embryo is considered an unborn baby, and so yes, I believe from my stance that that is.”

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Haley added, “Our goal is to always do what the parents want with their embryo it is theirs, so any physician that is in control of those embryos they owe it to those people, to make sure they protect that embryo and that they do with that embryo what those parents want done with that embryo,”

Vice President Kamala Harris voiced her opinion about this decision in an X post: “This decision is outrageous – and it is already robbing women of the freedom to decide when and how to build a family.”

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022 rejection of its historic Roe v. Wade decision from 1973, which had established women’s constitutional right to an abortion, the Alabama verdict was the most recent one about reproductive services.

This election year, Republican candidates mostly avoided discussing the abortion issue. Donald Trump is the front-runner in the 2024 Republican presidential contest, though he faces many legal challenges and obstacles.

The sole female Republican contender for 2024, Nikki Haley, is the main opponent to face off against the Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Though she continues to lag in opinion polls, she refuses to give up. Despite her pledge to remain in the race until at least Super Tuesday on March 5, Haley’s route to the nomination would be difficult to predict.

Also, read “Haley’s Allies Bet on ‘Super Tuesday’ Amid Challenges.”

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