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DePerno: Plan B Is Like Fentanyl and Should Be Banned in Michigan

Sep 20, 2022

Today, a recording of Matt DePerno, the Republican candidate for Michigan attorney general, was released by Heartland Signal, proving that despite his assertions to the contrary, the extremist candidate believes in banning the Plan B contraception pill “at the border” and that it was “no different than fentanyl.”

DePerno, who has previously said he would uphold Michigan’s draconian 1931 abortion ban with no exceptions, and who was “thrilled” by the Dobbs decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, has also said that “nobody is coming after birth control.” 

Obviously, he lied — because Matt DePerno is himself “coming after” access to birth control in Michigan. 

Heartland Signal: Michigan AG candidate says Plan B is like fentanyl and should be banned

By: Richard Eberwein | September 20, 2022 

  • At an event last month, Michigan attorney general candidate Matt DePerno (R) said that Plan B is no different than fentanyl and should be banned in Michigan.

  • “You gotta figure out how to ban the pill from the state,” DePerno said in audio, taken from a conversation at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Texas last month and provided by a Democratic source on the condition of anonymity. When asked about ideas on how to ban the contraceptive, DePerno said: “But you have to stop it at the border. It would be no different than fentanyl. The state has to ban it, and it should be banned. But it’s just an issue of how do you enforce it; how do you make sure that it stops? That’s your problem.”

  • Plan B is a form of emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. The pill, also known as the “morning-after pill”, has nothing to do with the United States’ borders or fentanyl. It is a legal and safe medication that millions of people use.

Read the full story here.

Published: Sep 20, 2022

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