a new report by the Arizona Mirror has revealed that one Arizona Republican candidate for U.S. Senate wants to actually ban condoms in all states.
the Arizona Mirror reports “After the U.S. Supreme Court overturns women’s constitutional right to abortion this summer, one Arizona Republican candidate for U.S. Senate thinks judges should also take aim at the right to buy and use contraception.”
Blake Masters, a Tucson-based venture capitalist, calls for overturning Griswold v. Connecticut, which protects a married couple’s right to buy and use contraceptives without government restrictions.
if Griswold v. Connecticut is overturned states could ban condoms and other contraception.
On his website, Masters says he will only vote to confirm federal judges “who understand that Roe and Griswold and Casey were wrongly decided, and that there is no constitutional right to abortion.”
the ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965 protected a married couple’s right to buy and use contraceptives without government restrictions.
Blake Masters is the first top Republican running for high office to have this stance on contraception use putting him on the opposite side of the issue from the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the campaign arm of GOP senators, which has advised candidates on talking points following the leak of a draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.
In a section instructing candidates on how to “forcefully refute Democrat lies” about Republicans’ positions on abortion and health care, the NRSC declares that “Republicans DO NOT want to take away contraception.”
Blake Masters is not just another Republican, he might win the GOP primary for the U.S Senate seat in Arizona because of one man – Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump hasn’t yet endorsed an Arizona Senate candidate, but Masters is viewed as the favorite to receive his endorsement.