GOP Senate candidate Blake Masters wants to allow states to ban contraception use

BY:  – MAY 6, 2022 4:52 PM

 Blake Masters, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, says he will only confirm judges who would overturn a landmark 1965 case that barred states from outlawing contraception. Photo by Gage Skidmore | Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

 

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, boasts on his website that 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.” Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, decided in 1973 and 1992, respectively, both upheld a constitutional right to abortion access.

But the ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965 protected a married couple’s right to buy and use contraceptives without government restrictions. The case centered on a Connecticut law that banned the use of contraceptives, which the court determined violated a married couple’s constitutional right to privacy, establishing the basis for the right to privacy with respect to intimate practices.

 
 

Masters’ stance puts 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.” 

Elsewhere in the talking points memo to GOP Senate candidates, the NRSC advises them to say, “I’m not in favor of putting women or doctors in jail. I would never take away anyone’s contraception or health care. That’s just the typical BS you get from politicians.” 

Masters’ campaign could not immediately be reached for comment. 

The Supreme Court in June will issue its ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case centered on a Mississippi abortion law that is a vehicle for the court to overturn Roe, as conservative justices appear poised to do in a draft opinion that was leaked. 

In an election year that is supposed to favor Republicans across the country, Democrats and reproductive rights activists are concerned about what a Republican-controlled Senate chamber could mean, not just for abortion rights but a host of other issues.

In Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion, he mentioned other landmark cases that could potentially be overturned in the future, Including Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage. 

President Donald Trump hasn’t yet endorsed an Arizona Senate candidate, but Masters is viewed as the favorite to receive his endorsement. His campaign is also being supported by his former boss and mentor, technology investor Peter Thiel, who is spending at least $10 million to bankroll a campaign to support Masters. Masters has already won the support of some extremist Republicans, most recently Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who spoke to a white nationalist conference earlier this year. Other media reports have noted his past praise for the Unabomber and Hermann Goering, one Hitler’s top military leaders and one of the most prominent members of the Nazi Party.  

It’s unclear where the NRSC stands on all Republican candidates in Arizona, but Florida Sen. Rick Scott – who leads the group – was trying hard to convince term-limited Gov. Doug Ducey to jump into the race on several occasions, signaling possible disinterest in the field. 

If the NRSC is serious that “Republicans will not take away contraception,” it might cause a slight hiccup in Masters’ candidacy should he win in the Aug. 2 primary.

 

AZ Senate Candidate Supports Ban On Contraception

AZ Senate Candidate Supports Ban On Contraception

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, boasts on his website that 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.”

Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, decided in 1973 and 1992, respectively, both upheld a constitutional right to abortion access. But the ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965 protected a married couple’s right to buy and use contraceptives without government restrictions.

Read the full article.

Like J.D. Vance in Ohio, Masters’ campaign is funded by homocon billionaire Peter Thiel. Masters, 35, is his former employee.

Yesterday Masters accepted the endorsement of Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Trump has not yet made an endorsement in the race, but last week he called into Masters’ campaign rally.

Guestfornow Amber LeMay • a day ago

Ok.

Better, I like an idea I read on JMG over 10 years ago now. Every straight male is snipped before puberty with a procedure that can be reversed. Only after the guy can show a medical review of his physical and mental abilities and only after he shows proof he can financially raise the child does he get to have the women sign off on a document that she agrees.

Put that is n an amendment for these bills and watch the screaming on the right.

Todd20036 liondon#loserpresident • a day ago

Because there’s no such thing as children in foster care so long they age out.

clay Todd20036 • a day ago

Older kids are so much harder to lie to about their origins.

clay liondon#loserpresident • a day ago

Next up– they’ll use the increase in un-wanted children as a pragmatic argument that IVF is unnecessary and can be eliminated as a form of abortion, as well.

4 thoughts on “GOP Senate candidate Blake Masters wants to allow states to ban contraception use

  1. Scottie, when a significant majority of US Catholic women disagree with the Pope on the use of contraceptives, this shows how much of an idiotic idea this is to do away with contraception. If men actually considered this, women should go on strike with the ultimate form of contraception. Keith

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    1. Hello Keith. One reason women in clubs or bars give men a fake phone number instead of flat out saying no is the fear of violence from the man. When I was in Kempo the women in the class were always practicing at defending themselves from men. An earlier post I made today a young guy was yelling that women’s bodies belong to him (men) and the women were going to have his (men’s) babies. Implying it would be done against the womans will. Implied rape and forced birth.

      Women already face a much higher threat of violence and harm in the US. If a woman is in a relationship with a man that did not support the woman’s right to abortion / self-determination and she tried to deny that man what he figures is his right to her body to satisfy himself, she is in real danger. She is in a large danger of being badly hurt and raped. Men who don’t see women as having a right to control their bodies and their medical decisions over reproductive parts of their bodies do not see women as equal humans. It goes back to the idea of men in charge and women should be happy to do as a man says. The mentality that women are not as smart, emotionally stable, and as capable as men.

      I am not saying all men are like that. I was specifically thinking of the men who are more interested in having a woman in her place than as a life partner. I am talking of the men that want the life of the traditional role models where all the household duties fall to the woman no matter if she works also. Then they want her to please them sexually as their deserved perk for being in her life. The kind of man we all wish was gone, and I thought they were dying out. They never did. And now a new life has been infused in the young men of that ilk in the US. The last 6 years has been a resurgence in that horrible attitude in young men. It is going to get worse before it gets better again. Some people think the handmaid’s tale is an instruction manual.

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    1. Hello Nan. Yes politicians play any game or lie to stay in office where they rake in the money. But I mentioned to Keith that young women face a lot of danger from men interested in them sexually now, if women were to try to cut off sex from men who did not see them as already having a right to body autonomy, they face a real threat of violence and rape. It scares me to think of how it appears some men think of women. Scary. I am glad I am an old gay man today instead of a young woman.

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