FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
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GARDEN GROVE, CA – Last week, numerous publications outlined how Congresswoman Michelle Steel continues to find herself on the wrong side of history with her support for a national abortion ban.
The Atlantic points out that while 7 out of 10 voters in California intend to support a constitutional amendment to enshrine abortion protections into the state constitution, Steel refuses to disavow a national abortion ban:
“In her statement, Steel downplayed the possibility that a Republican-controlled Congress would seek to ban abortion nationwide, though notably without disavowing the idea.”
The LA Times reports Congresswoman Steel’s support for a nationwide abortion ban would affect Californians’ ability to exercise their most fundamental rights:
“Even California, which has positioned itself as a haven for abortion rights, would be affected. The legislation was co-sponsored by more than half of California’s Republican congressional delegation — including […] representatives who face highly competitive races in the November midterm elections: Reps. Michelle Steel of Seal Beach”
LAist explores how AAPI voters’ overwhelming support for abortion rights could impact the race for California’s 45th congressional district:
“A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in May found about three-quarters of Asian respondents said abortion should be legal, the most of any racial group.”
“California’s voters know that they have a choice between an extremist who supports banning abortion without exception and a candidate who has proudly fought to protect abortion access,” said Lt. Commander Jay Chen (res.). “Congresswoman Steel has made it clear that if re-elected, she will continue to push for a nationwide abortion ban. Now more than ever, California needs a representative with a history of defending their fundamental rights.”
Steel’s Extreme Anti-Abortion Track Record:
If Republicans take the majority, Steel will join with those in her party to pass a national law making abortion illegal in all circumstances, including if the pregnancy risks the woman’s life. She even supports banning certain types of birth control.
Amidst the backdrop of a 10-year-old rape victim forced to travel from Ohio to Indiana in order to obtain an abortion, Congresswoman Michelle Steel reminded voters once again of her extremist views on abortion by voting against H.R.8297, a bill that will protect the right to seek abortions outside of a home state, and the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022 that would protect a woman’s right to access abortion.
Steel was among the cohort that signed a legal brief asking the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.