Jacky eubanks Donald Trump’s nominee for a Michigan state Senate seat has promised to outlaw all birth control if she is given the chance.
“If that ever comes up for a vote in the Michigan state legislature, I would strongly oppose it,” Republican Jacky Eubanks recently told Church Militant in an interview.
“People often mistakenly assume that birth control is better since it won’t make you pregnant or require an abortion,” she explained. “But this gives people a false sense of security that they can have carefree sex without consequences – which is completely false and incorrect. Sex should only occur between one man and one woman within marriage boundaries.”
Eubanks’ remarks are some of the most direct from a conservative candidate about opposing contraception. Yet other Republicans have made it known that with abortion rights likely to be struck down this summer, they too are beginning to consider restrictions on contraception rights.
Republican politicians have begun discussing Griswold v. Connecticut as another case they would like the Supreme Court to overturn after Roe v. Wade.
That 1965 ruling said married couples have a right to contraception access based on their constitutional right to privacy, potentially setting the stage for further restrictions on birth control rights, abortion rights, and marriage equality rights in future decisions.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), for instance, recently declared Griswold “constitutionally unsound”. Arizona GOP Senate candidate Blake Masters’ campaign website stated that he would only support judges who recognize Roe, Griswold and Casey were incorrectly decided and there is no constitutional right to abortion.
Other Republicans in Congress have rejected the notion of banning contraception, dismissing it as something the Supreme Court would likely overturn despite its overwhelming popularity. Unfortunately, Roe is also popular and its days may be numbered.
GOP legislators have long supported personhood legislation, which would recognize fertilized eggs as persons under the U.S. Constitution, outlawing abortion. But this bill may also ban certain forms of contraception such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and Plan B pills.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) expressed concern earlier this month that state GOP legislatures are looking to “criminalize contraceptive care, in vitro fertilization and post-miscarriage care – taking our nation back to a dark time decades in the past.”
Trump’s endorsement of Eubanks implicitly acknowledged her belief in the “big lie,” the false assertion that the 2020 presidential election was marred by widespread fraud. Eubanks has called for another audit of Michigan’s 2020 election results despite the fact that a prior audit found no evidence of outside interference.
She has canvassed voters in search of what she perceives to be proof of fraud, leading police to complain that she was intimidating voters.
At a rally earlier this year, Eubanks declared: “We are facing off against the beast – but the good news is God is on our side and He always wins. If [we] continue to pray and refuse to submit, by standing up and peacefully fighting back, eventually their power will be broken and people again in their rightful places as true sovereigns of this nation.”