Trump-Endorsed Candidate Backs Banning Birth Control
Donald Trump's election to the Michigan State Senate promises to ban all birth control if given the chance.
"I think we have to ask ourselves if that would ever come to a vote in the Michigan state legislature? And if it were to be, I would have to advocate that it shouldn't be legal," Republican Jacky Eubanks said in a recent interview with the Church Militant website.
"People think that birth control -- it's better like you said, oh, because then you don't get pregnant and you don't need an abortion," she added. "But I think it gives people a false sense of security that they can have sex without consequences, and that's not true and that's not right. Sex should be between a man and a woman within marriage.”
Eubanks' comments are among the most explicit by a conservative candidate on contraception. However, some other Republicans have made it clear that they are also eyeing birth control restrictions amid the likely abolition of abortion laws this summer.
Republican politicians have begun to question Griswold v. Talking about Connecticut as another case they would like to see when the Supreme Court, after Roe v. Wade falls over. This 1965 decision stated that married couples have a right of access to contraception based on the constitutional right to privacy. This decision could set the stage for future decisions that further limit protections from birth control, abortion and marital equality.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), for example, recently called Griswold "unconstitutional." Arizona GOP Senate nominee Blake Masters' campaign website said he will only support judges "who understand that Roe and Griswold and Casey were wrongly adjudicated and that there is no constitutional right to abortion."
Other Republicans in Congress have scoffed at the idea of banning contraceptives and dismissed the notion that the Supreme Court would pursue something overwhelmingly popular. But Roe is also popular and his days are probably numbered.
GOP lawmakers have also long pushed -- and continue to push in the midterms -- personality legislation that would classify fertilized eggs as persons under the US Constitution and make abortion illegal. But it could also ban certain forms of birth control, like intrauterine devices (IUDs) and Plan B.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) warned earlier this month that state GOP lawmakers are trying to "criminalize contraception, in vitro fertilization and miscarriage treatment, sending our nation into a dark time decades in." withdraw the past".
In supporting Eubanks, Trump specifically mentioned their support for the "big lie" -- the false claim that the 2020 presidential election was marred by widespread fraud. Eubanks has called for a further review of Michigan's 2020 election results, although a previous review found no evidence of outside interference. She has questioned voters looking for alleged evidence of fraud and prompted a complaint to police that she intimidated voters.
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