A new ad from the first term Democrat shows footage in which Republican contenders criticize a 1965 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that banned states from banning contraceptives.
Former House Speaker Tom Leonard, attorney Matt Depernay and state representative Ryan Berman did not say they were actually opposed to access to birth control. But in Fr. February 18 debatethey said the federal ordinance had trampled on “state rights”.
If one of them wins in November, “you may have to cross state to legally have safe sex, and Lansing may decide when and if you have children,” Nessel said in an ad that is set to debut on Friday. in the morning. during Good Morning America and The View.
Nessel is no stranger to provocative campaign advertising. She is the first candidate in 2018 made nationwide news with the announcement saying that as a woman, she was the candidate whom voters could trust the most to “not show you her penis”.
Her new promotional review arguments she cited last month after Republicans discussed the Supreme Court’s decision Griswald v. Connecticuta state that banned people from using any drugs or other interventions to prevent conception.
Judges invalidated Connecticut law and others like it for violating the “right to inviolability of marriage.” The precedent of privacy was important for future decisions like Rowe vs. Wadethat guaranteed the right to abortion before the fetus became viable.
“My problem with Griswold is not the result – of course, states should not ban contraceptives – but how the Supreme Court got there,” Leonard said in a statement to Bridge Michigan last month.
“Our rights should be based on the texts and traditions of the Constitution, not on the feelings of the judge.
Berman, who admitted during the debate that he knew little about the case, later told Bridge that he did not believe Michigan should ban birth control. “I am not against contraception and the right to privacy,” he said on February 21.
Only Depernay, who is best known for challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election, did not clarify his position on birth control after the February debate.
“Dana Nessel has learned a lesson from what it means to stand up for the rights of the states,” DePerno CEO Tyson Shepard said at the time. “Protecting the state’s constitution and rights from federal over-seizure is a critical responsibility of the AG’s office and duty, which it has failed miserably.”
Republicans are set to approve their attorney general at a convention on April 24.
Nessel and her re-election campaign question how far Republican candidates are willing to go for arguments about the rights of their states. She noted that the Supreme Court had also repealed state laws that separated schools, prohibited interracial marriages, and prohibited same-sex marriages.
“If they believe that a landmark case like Griswald’s was wrongly decided on the basis of state rights, we would like to hear whether they feel the same way about other important decisions that form the basis of US civil rights law,” he said. -Secretary of Nessel Sarah Stevenson. said on Friday in a statement on the re-election of the announcement.