A leaked Supreme Court opinion draft suggests that, unless some Justices have major ideological shifts between now and then, Roe v. Wade will be a thing of the past this summer. Conservatives are also freely admitting that’s not the end of the war on bodily autonomy.
Republicans are preparing to rip from anyone who can become pregnant not only the right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, but the right to end a pregnancy that is traumatic or dangerous, and even to prevent a pregnancy at all. In fact, while some Republicans may deny this publicly, others are happily saying the quiet part out loud.
Donald Trump has endorsed Jacky Eubanks, a Michigan Republican who earned his approval with election conspiracy theory stunts, going door-to-door to ask people if they’d voted, and to spread distrust in the election system.
Now she says, if elected as State Representative, she’d jump on any opportunity that arose to ban birth control, because she believes that sex should only be between a husband and wife, and that they should always be open to starting a pregnancy — and that, because of her personal religion, she’d use political power to legislate this, ripping bodily autonomy from half of America, and ripping the freedom to control when and how they start a family from everyone.
Trump-endorsed state rep. candidate Jacky Eubanks says that if it came to a vote in the MI legislature, she would vote to make birth control illegal. “Sex ought to be between one man and one woman in the confines of marriage…and open to life. Absolutely.” pic.twitter.com/HgD5n3aTHB
— Left of Center MI (@leftofcentermi) May 19, 2022
“You cannot have a successful society outside of the Christian moral order,” she asserts. “And things like abortion, and things like gay marriage, are outside of the Christian moral order, and they lead to chaos and destruction, and a culture of death.”
“I guess we have to ask ourselves, would [banning birth control] ever come to a vote,” she says, but she’s clear on how she’d handle it if she got the opportunity. “If it should, I would have to side with, it should not be legal…I think that it gives people the false sense of security that they can have consequence-free sex, and that’s not true and it’s not correct, and that is why sex ought to be between one man and one woman in the confines of marriage, and open to life.”
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Steph Bazzle reports on social issues and religion for Hill Reporter. She focuses on stories that speak to everyone's right to practice what they believe in and receive the support of their communities and government officials. You can reach her at Steph@HillReporter.com