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OH-SEN Republican Nominee JD Vance Compared Abortion to Slavery

Yesterday, Vice News reported that Ohio GOP Senate nominee J.D. Vance “compared abortion to slavery in an interview last fall, drawing a controversial parallel between America’s original sin and a procedure that until recently was a constitutional right.”

Vance applauded the Dobbs decision, which is no surprise because he supports the government forcing people to carry pregnancies to term, even in cases of incest and rape — the latter of which he downplays as merely “inconvenient.” In Vance’s state of Ohio, the new six-week abortion ban with no exceptions “reportedly recently blocked a 10-year-old girl who’d been raped from getting an abortion; she had to travel to another state to obtain one.”

Vice News: JD Vance Compared Abortion to Slavery

By: Cameron Joseph | July 7, 2022

Key Points:

  • “JD Vance compared abortion to slavery in an interview last fall, drawing a controversial parralel between America’s original sin and a procedure that until recently was a constitutional right.”
  • “‘There’s something comparable between abortion and slavery, and that while the people who obviously suffer the most are those subjected to it, I think it has this morally distorting effect on the entire society,’ Vance, the GOP nominee for an open Ohio Senate seat, said in an interview with the Catholic Current last October.”
  • “Vance seems to oppose such exceptions in abortion bans. When asked last fall about including exceptions in cases of rape and incest in abortion bans, he replied that ‘two wrong[s] don’t make a right.’ ‘It’s not whether a woman should be forced to bring a child to term; it’s whether a child should be allowed to live, even though the circumstances of that child’s birth are somehow inconvenient or a problem to the society,’ Vance said.”
  • “Vance is just the latest in a long line of Republicans to compare abortion to slavery. Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos did so in 2020, describing those who had defended slave states as ‘pro-choicers,’ while now-Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said future generations will ‘​​look at abortion the way we look at slavery’ in a campaign debate that same year.”

Read the full report here.