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Nikki Haley dismantles the idea that being pro-life is anti-women: 'that is not real feminism'

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Telling it like it is

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A common tactic used by abortion advocates is to frame the pro-life cause as an attack on women's rights. Pro-life men are often accused of pretending to care about unborn lives only as a way to control women.

When mostly male state legislatures pass pro-life laws, memes highlighting these alleged male oppressors are used to undermine the morality behind the legislation, even if the bill was authored and signed by women.

Former United Nations ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley plans to fight back against that narrative during remarks she will give at a Susan B. Anthony List gala Monday night, according to Axios.

"Unfortunately, many on the left use the abortion debate to divide women and demand conformity," Haley's speech reads. "They do this in the name of feminism. But that is not real feminism."

In the speech, Haley will also attack the demand by pro-abortion advocates that all women fall in line with the same set of beliefs.

"The idea that women must adhere to a particular set of values is one of the most anti-women ideas in today's culture," Haley will say. "It is a rejection of the ideas of equality and tolerance that the women's movement is supposed to be about."

Additionally, Haley will remind the audience that the pro-life movement isn't primarily about women, it's primarily about acknowledging the right to life for the unborn.

"As a pro-life, female governor, I was blessed with a unique platform, and I made every effort to use it appropriately," the speech reads. "Not to lob attacks at people who disagreed with me, not to diminish the other side, but to reframe the debate. To explain that being pro-life is not about being for or against women. It is about being for a baby's right to live — the most basic right there is."

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