Vance, in an interview with the CNN anchor on Sunday, cooked up the claim after Ohio’s constitutional amendment to protect abortion rights went into effect last week.
Tapper noted that the Texas Supreme Court recently blocked a woman from having an abortion for a pregnancy in which her fetus has a rare genetic condition that is almost always fatal.
“Isn’t that situation an example of why many voters might not trust Republicans?” asked Tapper on “State of the Union.”
Vance said he didn’t know the details of the Texas woman’s story and declared that people don’t want blanket abortion bans, adding that GOP lawmakers have to provide exceptions.
“I want to protect as many unborn babies as possible, I also think we have to win the trust back of the American people and one of the ways to do that is to be the truly pro-family party,” Vance said.
“Is birth control part of that policy, empowering women to be able to make those decisions before they get pregnant?” Tapper asked.
“I don’t think that I know any Republican, at least not a Republican with a brain, that’s trying to take those rights away from people but I think it goes deeper than that—” Vance replied.
Tapper interrupted Vance following his claim, which contradicts efforts by House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and a majority of House Republicans last year.
“I mean, I could provide a list for you if you want it,” the CNN anchor offered.
“Well, OK, not anybody I talk to, Jake,” Vance replied.
JD Vance on CNN on birth control: "I don't think that I know any Republican, at least not a Republican with a brain, that's trying to take those rights again from people."
Jake Tapper replies, "I mean, I could provide a list for you if you want it." pic.twitter.com/s0KuDJlICL
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