Senate Confirms 'Fanatical' Abortion Supporter Becerra for HHS, 'Radical Activist' Who Sued Nuns
CBN -One of President Biden's most controversial nominees was confirmed today as the new Health and Human Services secretary. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, most well-known for his legal attacks on various pro-life organizations and activists, was confirmed to the HHS post on a straight party-line vote in the Senate: 50 Democrats for, 49 Republicans opposed.
Reaction was swift and uniformly negative from the pro-life community. March for Life President Jeanne Mancini charged, "The confirmation of Xavier Becerra as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services is alarming given the fact that he has spent his career expanding pro-abortion policies and persecuting pro-life groups and individuals. He has utilized his power as Attorney General of California to punish groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor for their faith as well as the journalists who exposed Planned Parenthood's trafficking in baby body parts."
Pro-life activist Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director, said of Becerra, "This man has made it his mission to be a radical activist during his time in office, suing the Little Sisters of the Poor, who are nuns who have taken the vow of chastity, for not providing birth control. He also sued pregnancy centers in California to advertise for abortion, which is directly contrary to their mission. It's not enough for Xavier Becerra to disagree with groups of people - he has demonstrated he wants to obliterate them."
"Becerra is infamous in the pro-life movement, well known for his record of attacking pro-life policies protecting unborn life, as well as assaulting the conscience rights of pro-life Americans," said Marjorie Dannenfelser at the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List. "President Biden could not have picked a more eager and enthusiastic partner to destroy pro-life policy and expand abortion on demand."
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said, "We're disappointed to see the U.S. Senate hand the job of leading our nation out of the worst pandemic in 100 years to a man with zero training in medicine, science, pharma,....READ MORE
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