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Michelle Steel's Deceptive Dance

Michelle Steel's hypocrisy exposed.

Steel's Latest Ruse

Congresswoman Michelle Steel, once a vocal advocate for extreme anti-abortion measures, has shown her hypocrisy through recent actions and statements, revealing a troubling pattern of flip-flopping in her stance on abortion.

In 2021, Rep. Steel cosponsored the Life at Conception Act, a draconian piece of legislation that grants legal personhood to fertilized eggs. However, as the implications of the SCOTUS’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade became clear and concerns over re-election emerged, her position on reproductive rights began to waver. Why did she wait nearly a year to co-sponsor the Life at Conception Act in 2023, only to remove her name from the bill a few months later?

Congresswoman Steel's recent change of heart is more about protecting her political career than a sincere introspection on abortion rights. Her withdrawal from the Life at Conception Act coincided with mounting criticism from her pro-reproductive rights challenger and media scrutiny.

Rep. Steel's recent support for IVF and claims of a pro-life stance with exceptions are contradicted by her past support for legislation that criminalize IVF and severely restrict reproductive rights. Her allegiance is to an extreme anti-abortion agenda, despite what she says now. Californians deserve representatives who stand up for our rights all the time, not just when its convenient for them.

Michelle Steel’s Voting Record

 

  • Co-sponsored the Right to Life Act which, if passed, would be a national abortion ban.
  • Voted AGAINST the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022 which would prohibit anyone acting under state law from interfering with a person's ability to access out-of-state abortion services.
  • Voted AGAINST the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021 and 2022 which would prohibit governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, abortion services.
  • Voted AGAINST the Right to Contraception Act which would protect a person’s ability to access contraceptives and to engage in contraception, and to protect a health care provider’s ability to provide contraceptives, contraception, and information related to contraception.
  • Voted AGAINST the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021 which would amend the Violence Against Women Act to expand transgender rights, protections for survivors of domestic violence, and restrict certain gun ownership.
  • Voted AGAINST the Equality Act which would prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system.
  • Voted AGAINST the Respect for Marriage Act which would provide statutory authority for same-sex and interracial marriages.

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