FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, September 19, 2022
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GARDEN GROVE, CA – On Tuesday, Sen. Lindsay Graham unveiled his bill to implement a nationwide abortion ban, another step in Republicans’ extremist march toward stripping rights away from women across the country. California’s voters have made it clear that protecting the right to abortion is a vital issue. Yet, Michelle Steel continues to try and force the government into families’ health care decisions and deny this fundamental right.
Now the stakes are higher than ever for voters in California’s 45th district. If Michelle Steel is re-elected, she will once again join her party leadership to implement an extremist agenda that hurts communities. She already cosponsored legislation to implement a nationwide abortion ban that would make no exceptions for rape, incest or life of a woman, and even wants to take away Californian’s right to access contraception. These policies are too extreme for Orange County voters.
“Michelle Steel will not stop until her dangerous anti-abortion agenda is forced onto Orange County families,” said Lt. Commander Jay Chen (res.). “There is nothing hypothetical about it; If Michelle Steel is re-elected, she will support a federal ban on abortion that overrides any state protections Orange County families have to make their own health care decisions. I will always protect a woman’s right to choose.”
Steel’s Extreme Anti-Abortion Track Record:
- Steel supports 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 doubled down on her extremist views by voting against H.R.8297, which protects the right to seek abortions outside of a home state, and against 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.