JD Vance today clarified his weird, racist, antisemitic comments on abortion (see below) with another call for a national abortion ban.
In his own words… again:
“At the same time, I’m fine with setting some minimum national standards, and just on the substance of it, I mean look, we’re talking about late-term elective abortion…I think 15 weeks is a totally reasonable place to draw the line.”
As a reminder, Vance has called rape “inconvenient,” compared abortion to slavery, and doesn’t believe in exceptions for rape and incest. And as Haley BeMiller notes in her reporting of Vance’s answer, “15 weeks is the second trimester, not late term.”
JD Vance’s own (unhinged) words presented without comment:
“Let’s say Roe v. Wade is overruled. Ohio bans abortion in 2022 − let’s say 2024. Then every day, George Soros sends a 747 to Columbus to load up disproportionately Black women to get them to go have abortions in California. Of course, the left will celebrate this as a victory for diversity…If that happens, do you need some federal response to prevent it from happening because it’s really creepy? I’m pretty sympathetic to that, actually. Hopefully we get to a point where Ohio bans abortion and California and the Soroses of the world respect it.”
Read more from Columbus Dispatch’s Haley BeMiller on JD Vance’s dangerous views on women and abortions (plus his plans to campaign with 15-week abortion ban bill author Lindsay Graham.)