FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 27th, 2022
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GARDEN GROVE, CA – Since the Supreme Court’s monumental decisions to strip the rights of Californian women over their own bodies and rollback gun safety laws that have kept Californians safe, Rep. Michelle Steel’s campaign and office have been silent.
Rep. Steel supports making abortion and birth control illegal nationwide and refused to tell voters whether she believes there should even be exceptions for rape. Steel was among the cohort that signed a letter asking the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. She will join with those in her party trying to pass a national law making abortion illegal in all circumstances, including if the pregnancy risks the woman’s life.
On the heels of a tragic mass shooting targeting Taiwanese Americans mere miles from her district, Rep. Steel voted against the historic gun violence legislation signed into law this past weekend that invests in mental health services, enhanced safety measures for schools, and punishes gun traffickers. Earlier in 2021, Rep. Steel voted against common sense background checks to keep assault weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill.
“Congresswoman Steel’s actions show that she prioritizes political ideology over the will and safety of the constituents of CA-45” said Lt. Commander (res.) Jay Chen. “Congresswoman Steel’s silence is deafening. When I’m in Congress, know that I will proudly fight to keep our children safe from gun violence and for a woman’s right to choose.”