'Unacceptable': Pro-lifers Sound Off on Biden's Pick for HHS Secretary

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Posted: Dec 07, 2020 9:50 AM
'Unacceptable': Pro-lifers Sound Off on Biden's Pick for HHS Secretary

Source: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Joe Biden has reportedly chosen California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his HHS Secretary. And the news has alarmed the pro-life community.

The Susan B. Anthony List, one of the most notable groups in the fight for life, immediately reacted to the report to warn pro-lifers that Becerra is "aggressively pro-abortion." The California AG has charged David Daleiden, the Center for Medical Progress reporter who exposed the Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal a few summers ago, on several counts. Daleiden fired back with a lawsuit alleging that Becerra, and former California AG Kamala Harris, violated his First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. 

"Far from 'uniting' the country, Biden has proven yet again he is an extremist on abortion," said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. "Becerra is aggressively pro-abortion and a foe of free speech. As attorney general of California, he continued what his predecessor Kamala Harris started by persecuting citizen journalists who exposed Planned Parenthood’s role in baby parts trafficking. Not only that, he went all the way to the Supreme Court to try to force California’s pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise and refer for abortion – a policy the Court rejected as unconstitutional. In Congress, he even voted in favor of partial-birth abortion."

"This pick underscores the importance of winning in Georgia to prevent pro-abortion forces from taking control of the U.S. Senate. Republican senators must stand firm and stop this unacceptable nomination from going forward."

Meanwhile the leaders of pro-abortion organizations like NARAL, who apparently now refer to the procedure as "reproductive freedom," are jubilant. 

As others have noted, Becerra has also supported the radical Medicare for All measure.

Pro-life senators have already warned Biden that they'll be voting "no."