ODP Statement On J.D. Vance Campaigning With National Abortion Ban Sponsor Lindsey Graham
October 25, 2022
Columbus, OH – Today, J.D. Vance is standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Senator Lindsey Graham, whose national abortion ban legislation Vance endorsed as “reasonable” – even as other Republicans scrambled to distance themselves from this dangerous attack on women’s reproductive freedom.
J.D. Vance has made his extreme feelings on abortion known – he’s compared abortion to slavery and called rape “inconvenient.” His position even puts him at odds with Senator Rob Portman, and Donald Trump, who has previously stated his support for abortion exceptions for rape and incest.
“J.D. Vance standing arm-in-arm with the biggest cheerleader of a national abortion ban is further proof that he will stop at nothing to restrict the health and freedom of Ohio women. Today’s visit sends a clear message to Ohio women: J.D. Vance and Graham are two politicians obsessed with inserting themselves into deeply personal decisions that belong between Ohio women and their doctors,” said Michael Beyer, a spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.