I Did Not Agree With the Alabama Supreme Court When I Said Embryos Are Babies

Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Nikki Haley (R-South Carolina) spoke on CNN’s “King Charles” Wednesday about the Alabama Supreme Court saying frozen embryos produced through in vitro fertilization are “babies.” said that he did not agree with it.

Reporter Ali Vitali on NBC News said, “In a hot topic in Alabama, the Supreme Court has said that embryos created through in vitro fertilization are considered children and are afforded the same protections. Do you agree?”

“For me, a fetus is a baby,” Haley said.

Co-host Gayle King said, “You’re making news today too. Governor Haley, you’re in the news every day, and today you’re in the news for ruling that fetuses are human beings.” Because I agree with the Alabama Supreme Court, which made the decision. And today you said, “Yes, I believe there are people.” I think it bothers a lot of people, especially women undergoing IVF. We’re already hearing reports of fertility clinics closing due to concerns. Is there anything you would like to say to women who are struggling with this right now? ”

Haley said, “First of all, I didn’t say I agreed with the Alabama ruling. I mean, this again. I didn’t say I agreed with the Alabama ruling. The question asked was, “Do you think a fetus is a baby?” If you look at the definition, an embryo is considered a fetus, so I think that’s true, but from my stance, that’s the difference, and this is what I’m saying about abortion as well. We need to treat these issues with the utmost respect. ”

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