Jacky Eubanks, a Trump-endorsed candidate for the Michigan legislature, said she would vote to make birth control illegal.
Concerns grew over the future of reproductive rights in the United States after a leaked Supreme Court majority opinion showed the court appeared poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the decision that guarantees the right to abortion.
Many Republican-led states would quickly ban the practice, and some reproductive rights advocates have warned that even more restrictive laws could be implemented.
Eubanks, who is running for Michigan’s 63rd District, backed the birth control ban during an interview with the right-wing outlet Church Militant.
In the interview, host Michael Voris urged her to vote to make birth control illegal in Michigan. She argued that several problems, including a declining population and a lack of people in sufficient numbers to care for the society’s population, would be avoided if birth control were illegal.
“All of this could be avoided if we were truly a pro-life nation, which means conceiving a child is a beautiful and sacred thing. And that’s why sex should be between a man and a woman within the confines of marriage. , and open to life,” she says.
She continued that if a vote on birth control was to come to the State House, she “should rally around that it’s not legal.”
Eubanks went on to criticize birth control as leading people to believe in the “false sense of security that they can have sex without consequence”. She said a birth control ban would also convince people to wait until marriage to have sex.
During the 26-minute interview, Eubanks also called for a return to “God’s moral order”.
“You cannot have a successful society outside of the Christian moral order,” she said. “And things like abortion and things like gay marriage are outside the Christian moral order, and they lead to chaos and destruction and a culture of death.”
Eubanks was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, who praised her for going “door-to-door in Macomb County and Detroit asking voters if they really voted” to prove her claims. that he only lost the 2020 presidential election due to widespread voter fraud. a claim that has not been supported by substantial evidence.
“Jacky Eubanks has been there, working hard, all alone. I wholeheartedly support Jacky Eubanks for Michigan State Rep. She’s a first American patriot, and I have no doubt she’ll have a great future in the Republican Party!” his approval reads.
Newsweek contacted the Eubanks campaign for comment.