GOP Michigan attorney general nominee wants to ban Plan B — and compares emergency contraception to Fentanyl

GOP Michigan attorney general nominee wants to ban Plan B — and compares emergency contraception to Fentanyl
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Matt DePerno, Michigan's Republican attorney general nominee, is facing scrutiny for his opposition to Plan B.

During a brief interview, DePerno likened Plan B, a drug used to prevent pregnancy, to the powerful opioid drug, fentanyl. When asked his opinion of Plan B, DePerno claimed that it needs to be stopped "at the border" and banned.

According to DePerno, lawmakers need to "figure out how you ban the bill from the state." He also added that you "have to stop it at the border. It'd be no different than like Fentanyl."

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When asked if the issue is one that should be addressed federally or on a state level, DePerno insisted that it is a state issue. He also suggested that Plan B should be handled like illegal drugs.

"It's a state issue. It'd be a state issue, DePerno said. "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?"

As the video continues to circulate, social media users are weighing in with critical responses to the Republican nominee.

"Crazy thing about a lot of these guys is that they wouldn't even exist if their parents safely had access to Plan B in the first place," one Twitter user wrote.

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Another user even warned that DePerno's remarks are a legitimate reason for voters to think twice before casting ballots. "Well Michigan, what else do you need to know? another user asked. "Is this the guy you want as the top law enforcement officer in your state?"

Watch the video below or at this link.

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