A Trump-backed Michigan state House candidate says birth control 'should not be legal'




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  • 2022-05-20 21:11:04Z
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  • Republican Jacky Eubanks told "Church Militant" that birth control "should not be legal," HuffPost reported.

  • Eubanks has been endorsed in her Michigan state House race by former President Donald Trump.

  • "I think people would actually be more likely to wait until marriage, to practice chastity," she said.

A Michigan state House candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump said birth control "should not be legal," and without it, people would be more likely to "practice chastity."

Republican Jacky Eubanks, who Trump praised for her efforts to "document voter fraud," made her anti-contraception comments during an interview with the right-wing site Church Militant, HuffPost first reported Friday.

"I guess we have to ask ourselves, would that ever come to a vote in the Michigan state legislature, and if it should, I would have to side with it should not be illegal," Eubanks told Church Militant founder Michael Voris.

Eubanks, who worked for Trump's 2020 presidential campaign and named right-wing firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene as her hero, said people will be "more careful about their actions" if there is "no such thing as consequence-free sex."

"I think people would actually be more likely to wait until marriage, to practice chastity, which is incredibly important," she said. "I think that the birth rate of children outside of wedlock would probably go down in that case."

Eubanks says the country has an "underpopulation problem," and that could be avoided if the US was "truly a pro-life culture."

"That is why sex ought to be between one man and one woman in the confines of marriage," she said. She then repeated Voris, saying "and open to life."

Eubanks added that abortion and gay marriage "lead to chaos and destruction and a culture of death."

Eubanks comments come as the Supreme Court is expected to reverse Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case finding a constitutional right to abortion. If that happens, power to decide the issue will return to the states where several are poised to ban abortion.

In Michigan, Democratic leaders have filed a lawsuit to prevent a 1931 abortion ban from taking effect if Roe protections disappear. Republicans control both chambers of the state legislature, making a repeal of the law unlikely.

"I would never vote to legalize abortion if it came to a vote," Eubanks said.

Voris warned Eubanks that, if she wins, she'll be in the minority and that people will say bad things about her.

"Well, they did that to Jesus, too," she said.

Eubanks graduated in 2020 from the conservative Hillsdale College and worked as a staffer for Rep. Lisa McClain, a Michigan Republican.

She likened this moment to the Civil War era when there was a "huge moral divide" in the country. She said that God is trying to "bring about a peaceful solution to the moral crisis facing our society."

But she said she expects "mob violence" from the left if the 2022 midterm elections are dominated by Republicans because "the modern left is Marxist."

"I'm hoping that through God's grace, we can use the political positions of legal power that conservatives will get to crush that revolutionary force," she said. "Otherwise, it's going to be very bad."

Asked for her political hero, she said right now it's Greene and "I absolutely adored President Trump."

More than a year after the 2020 election, Eubanks told Michigan Live that police interviewed her after receiving a complaint that she was intimidating voters. She said she was collecting evidence of a "coordinated attack" in Macomb County. Trump, in his 2021 endorsement, praised her efforts in "finding further proof of the rampant Election Fraud in 2020," which has not been substantiated.

Eubanks credited Greene with hanging an anti-transgender sign outside her Capitol Hill congressional office, which is located across the hall from the office of Rep. Marie Newman, an Illinois Democrat who has a transgender daughter.

"The vast majority of Americans are not on board with the radical transgender agenda," she said. "She actually represents the majority of Americans and reviews and what she's saying is the truth."

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