Porter has been a staunch advocate of abortion rights. She is a co-sponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act, which passed the House and would codify Roe vs. Wade.
“All Americans should be able to decide for themselves when and if they’d like to become parents. The freedom to seek abortion care is essential to the financial well-being of our nation’s families and our workforce,” she told The Times. “Politicians should not come between patients and their doctors when it comes to these healthcare decisions, and I have voted for legislation that would create a statutory right to abortion.”
Baugh did not respond to The Times’ questions about abortion. He told the Orange County Register in an interview that he believes “life begins at conception.”
“Others may disagree as to precisely when life begins, but there should be no disagreement as to whether it is OK to abort children who have reached the point of viability. We need to promote a culture of life in America — not a culture of termination,” he told the newspaper.
In an interview with The Times, Porter said that “over 50% of current inflation pressure is coming from corporate profits rather than from increased costs of input or increased cost of wages.”
She supported the Inflation Reduction Act, a bill passed by Democrats and signed in August by President Biden.
She said in a statement in August that the legislation “protects tax dollars by finally empowering Medicare to negotiate drug prices, ending sweetheart deals for polluters, and making big corporations pay their fair share — all while lowering healthcare and energy costs for families and reducing the deficit.”
Baugh said in an interview with The Times that he does not support the Inflation Reduction Act and believes it will not reduce costs for consumers.
To tackle inflation the government has to “stop the runaway spending that’s going on in Washington, where every progressive spending itch gets scratched,” he said.
“Only in Washington, D.C., would you find spending more money and taxing the American people more a solution to a problem that was created by too much spending and too much taxation,” he added.