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Haley to target abortion-rights advocates who ‘demand conformity’: ‘That is not real feminism’

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Monday is expected to lambast abortion-rights activists who she says are demanding “conformity.”

Axios reports that the former South Carolina governor and U.N. ambassador under President Trump will criticize abortion-rights advocates in her keynote address at the Susan B. Anthony List’s 12th annual Campaign for Life Gala on Monday evening.

Haley will reportedly label the advocates as being “anti-women.”

{mosads}”Unfortunately, many on the left use the abortion debate to divide women and demand conformity,” she is expected to say, according to Axios. “They do this in the name of feminism. But that is not real feminism.”

Haley did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

Trump spoke at last year’s gala. Vice President Pence and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have also spoken at the event in previous years.

“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 reportedly tell the audience. “It is a rejection of the ideas of equality and tolerance that the women’s movement is supposed to be about.”

Abortion rights have come into focus recently as several states across the country have passed legislation tightening restrictions on the procedure.

Advocates for abortion rights have staged protests at several statehouses in response to the new laws. Several lawsuits have been filed to challenge the statutes.

Haley has kept a relatively low profile following her exit from the Trump administration at the end of 2018.

In February, she launched a new policy group that favors conservative policies both in the U.S. and abroad.

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