TREND ALERT: The Ohio GOP Is Trying To Hide Their Extreme Abortion Position From Voters
July 29, 2022
DeWine, Vance, And Yost Have All Tried To Cover Up Their Position Of Forcing Rape Survivors To Give Birth
Columbus, OH – A trend has emerged among the Ohio GOP since Roe v. Wade was overturned: Mike DeWine, J.D. Vance and Dave Yost have all settled on a strategy of pretending not to know the consequences of the draconian abortion laws they have pushed. And the Ohio GOP is hoping Ohioans don’t notice so they can avoid accountability for the harm they have caused.
After casting doubt on the story of a 10-year-old survivor of sexual assault who had to travel to Indiana to get the health care she needed, Dave Yost lied and claimed that she could have received an abortion in Ohio under the abortion ban that he rushed to implement in the hours after Roe v. Wade was overturned – which multiple experts pointed out was false. But instead of owning the cruel consequences of his actions, Dave Yost has lied and pretended not to understand the law he rushed to put in place.
Mike DeWine promised anti-choice activists he would “go as far as we can” to rip away the freedom to choose and signed an executive order hours after Roe was overturned to implement an abortion ban that had zero exceptions for rape and incest. Now DeWine is ducking, scrubbing his campaign website of all anti-abortion language and refusing to answer as the state’s chief executive what he wants the future of abortion law to look like in Ohio.
J.D. Vance called overturning Roe v. Wade an “amazing victory” and called for a national abortion ban. Vance supports banning abortion even in cases of rape and incest and compared abortion to slavery. But after facing backlash for his extreme position, J.D. Vance tried to explain to NBC News that he doesn’t support a national abortion ban “right now” – trying to hide his extreme, dangerous and deeply unpopular agenda from Ohioans.
“Ohio Republicans like Dave Yost, Mike DeWine, and J.D. Vance own the consequences of their extreme anti-abortion agenda that forces survivors of rape and incest to give birth,” said Michael Beyer, a spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.