October 16th, 2016
Rep. Steve Knight Opposed to A Woman’s Right to Choose Without Exception
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today marks the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood, an organization that has provided millions of women critical health services and valuable support for their health care decisions, and an organization that Rep. Steve Knight has tried to undermine and undercut.
Rep. Knight has made it no secret that he’s opposed to a woman’s right to choose with “no exception,” has declared that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided, and has repeatedly voted to defund Planned Parenthood. Knight has even co-sponsored legislation that would have allowed employers to fire single women for being pregnant. After examining Knight’s anti-women agenda, it’s all the more clear why Knight stood by while misogynistic bully Donald Trump secured his party’s presidential nomination.
“Planned Parenthood provides vital health services for women and families throughout the 25th Congressional District, yet Rep. Steve Knight has tried to undermine it at every turn,” said Orrin Evans, Caforio’s campaign manager. “It’s clear that Knight stands with Donald Trump when it comes to marginalizing women and their ability to make their own healthcare decisions. Bryan Caforio recognizes that more needs to be done to protect women’s health care and will fight to ensure women have access to the vital health care Planned Parenthood provides.”
Knight’s anti-women record includes:
Caforio was born and raised in Southern California by two public school teachers, attended UCLA and Yale Law School, worked for a United States federal judge, and practices as an attorney taking on some of the world’s biggest banks. Bryan lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
The 25th District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County including the Antelope Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, and Simi Valley. President Obama won the district in 2008, and experts consider this race a toss-up . Last year Democratic registration eclipsed Republican registration, and the district is now majority-minority. National Republicans list Congressman Knight as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.