GOP Justice Pat Fischer Doubles Down on Comparing Abortion to Slavery
August 9, 2022
Columbus, OH — For the second time in less than a month, radical Republican Justice Pat Fischer compared abortion to slavery, this time in a Columbus Dispatch opinion column penned by Fischer himself. In the column where Fischer attempted to defend his earlier comments, he did nothing more than repeat his earlier points – comparing Roe v. Wade to decisions like Dred Scott.
Today’s comments come after Fischer first compared abortion to slavery early in July at a Delaware City Republican Club event. Fischer was widely panned for his comments, and there were several calls for the Justice to apologize. Instead, he’s doubled down.
“Instead of apologizing, Justice Fischer has chosen to double down on his extreme and out-of-touch comments comparing abortion to slavery. Pat Fischer once again reminded Ohio why he belongs nowhere near our state’s highest court and why removing the extreme Republicans running for reelection is so important to the future of our state,” said Ohio Democratic Party spokesperson Matt Keyes.