Knute Buehler voted against the Reproductive Health Equity Act, which safeguards no-cost contraception and the right to safe, legal abortion in Oregon. This was the single most important vote in Buehler’s legislative career to protect access to reproductive health care and Buehler voted NO. He went on brag about this vote against abortion access in a December 2017 radio interview.


At a town hall, when asked why he wasn’t defending Planned Parenthood in the face of relentless federal attacks — including the health center in his own legislative district — Knute Buehler dodged responsibility: “I don’t have much influence on federal policy. I can’t help on that.” That’s not showing leadership. That’s playing politics with women’s lives.



Knute Buehler voted against the Patient Privacy Protection Act, which ensures confidentiality in insurance communications. Without these protections, some women cannot seek the health care they need for fear of someone else receiving their medical information.


In his race for State Representative, Knute Buehler met with and earned the “recommendation” of Oregon Right To Life, a radical organization determined to restrict birth control and to outlaw all abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. According to The Bend Bulletin, Oregon Right To Life only offers a “recommendation” to a candidate who “agrees with us on the majority of the life issues.”