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Report: J.D. Vance “Calls Rape ‘Inconvenient’”

The Daily Beast: J.D. Vance Defends Texas Abortion Ban, Calls Rape “Inconvenient”

J.D. Vance, who is trailing several GOP candidates in the Senate primary, told Spectrum News 1 that “in Texas they’re trying to make it easier for babies to be born.”

By Roger Sollenberger | September 23, 2021

Key Points:

  • “In a local news interview published Wednesday, author and venture capitalist turned Senate candidate J.D. Vance suggested he would support prohibiting abortion even in cases of rape and incest—and dismissed those catalysts as ‘inconvenient.’”
  • “‘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,’ said Vance, who lags behind several Republican candidates in his Ohio primary. ‘The question to me is really about the baby. We want women to have opportunities, we want women to have choices, but, above all, we want women and young boys in the womb to have a right to life.’”
  • Vance “defended the [Texas abortoin] ban, saying that ‘in Texas they’re trying to make it easier for babies to be born.’”
  • “[Vance’s] top opponents, former Republican state party chair Jane Timken and former state Treasurer Josh Mandel, have espoused support for a range of restrictions on a woman’s right to choose, with both of them backing the state’s 2019 law. Mandel has long opposed abortions in cases of rape and incest.”

Read the full report here.

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