ICYMI: Blake Masters Wants National Abortion Ban, Restrictions on Birth Control

For Immediate Release
Monday, May 9, 2022
Contact: Hannah Goss, hgoss@azdem.org
ICYMI: Blake Masters Wants National Abortion Ban, Restrictions on Birth Control
Masters Joins #AZSen Field Celebrating Leaked Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

PHOENIX — New reporting reveals that MAGA Republican Blake Masters is running for U.S. Senate to institute a national ban on abortion and restrict Arizonans’ access to birth control. 

Since news broke of the looming Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the entire GOP Senate field has doubled down on their plans for extreme and restrictive abortion laws. As a reminder, eighty-seven percent of Arizonans oppose a complete abortion ban.

And while National Republicans are advising GOP political candidates to shy away from revealing their plans to end abortion access, restrict birth control, and control women, Blake Masters is bragging about it.

See below for news coverage of his cruel plans to rip away Arizonans’ fundamental health care rights:
HuffPost: GOP Senate Candidate Blake Masters Embraces National Abortion Ban

 Three days after Politico published the draft, Masters said that the Roe decision was “absolutely horrible” and noted that the Constitution “does not mention abortion.”

He said that “at a minimum,” abortion should be left up to the states. But, he added, “I actually think we should go further than that though.”
Masters’ outspoken support for a national abortion ban stands in contrast to the reaction in the Senate, where Republicans have been much quieter about the issue.
Brnovich put out a statement after the Supreme Court leak saying “we will get to work in AZ and across the country to protect life.” Lamon called the Alito draft a “victory.”

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

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.” 

But the ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965 protected a married couple’s right to buy and use contraceptives without government restrictions. 

Business Insider: A Republican Senate candidate endorsed by Peter Thiel is campaigning on a pledge to vote only for judges who oppose the SCOTUS ruling establishing the right to birth control

Blake Masters, an Arizona GOP candidate for Senate, is running on an anti-abortion platform.

His campaign site says he will only vote for judges who believe Griswold v. Connecticut was wrongly decided.
The Griswold decision overturned a state ban on birth control, protecting the right to use contraceptives.
In a Twitter thread criticizing reporting that pointed out his conflicting campaign positions, Masters stated that his problem with the Griswold case was that the Supreme Court justices “wholesale made up a constitutional right to achieve a political outcome.”



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