Billionaire Peter Thiel’s hand-picked millionaire Ohio Senate Candidate, JD Vance (the Hillbilly effigy, Yalie investment banker and hedge-fund manager with credibility problems) continues to, uh, leave an impression:
JD Vance compared abortion to slavery in an interview last fall, drawing a controversial parralel between America’s original sin and a procedure that until recently was a constitutional right.
“There’s something comparable between abortion and slavery, and that while the people who obviously suffer the most are those subjected to it, I think it has this morally distorting effect on the entire society,” Vance, the GOP nominee for an open Ohio Senate seat, said in an interview with the Catholic Current last October.
Vance then referenced Abraham Lincoln’s quote “I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master,” before arguing that because of abortion, many Americans have “begun to see children as inconveniences to be discarded, instead of blessings to cherish.”
“I really think abortion has really done something very socially destructive to us as people in how we see the most vulnerable and the most dependent among us,” Vance continued. “I think that’s one of the underappreciated facts about abortion. It’s really distorted our entire society.”
Comparing chattel slavery to anything is incomprehensible, but this is really strange and insulting stuff. I don’t know how any woman could consider supporting this dude, let alone any Black Americans.