Newport Beach, CA – Adding to her out of touch voting record, Michelle Steel joined other Republican extremists asking the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and allow abortion to become illegal in nearly half of the country. Steel frequently touts her endorsement from the anti-choice Susan B. Anthony List as well as her 100% rating from the CA Pro-Life Council, and by signing onto this brief, Steel solidified her opposition to equality and justice for women.
Congressman Harley Rouda released the following statement reacting to the brief:
“For nearly 50 years Roe v. Wade has served as the keystone in protecting a woman’s right to choose. By signing onto this brief, Michelle Steel has joined the chorus of extremists attacking reproductive freedom and threatening the health of women across the nation. Any claim my opponent makes about being a “moderate” has been definitively disproved today. Her decision to join anti-choice extremists hoping to overturn Roe v. Wade shows that she’s yet another right-wing politician trying to interfere in personal medical decisions that should be left between women and their doctors.
Let me be perfectly clear, Michelle Steel’s toxic views are out of step with Orange County, and we will defend a woman’s right to choose at the ballot box next November.”
This Congress, Steel’s anti-women’s rights record includes votes against:
- Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act
- Paycheck Fairness Act
- Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment (ERA)
- American Rescue Plan which relieves the tax burden on parents through direct payments from the Child Tax Credit
California’s 48th district is poised to be the most critical battle ground of 2022.
As the only Democrat proven capable of flipping this seat, Harley Rouda is already in a strong position to win.
For more information on the state of the race, click here.