Many pro-life groups and Catholics raised concerns about the Biden administration’s pick for Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department (HHS), Xavier Becerra. After the Senate confirmed him in a close vote, TCA called out Becerra’s radical abortion agenda. As Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie, the Catholic Association’s policy advisor, explained to CBN News, “Xavier Becerra’s confirmation to Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services is a blow to all Americans who value religious liberty and the sanctity of life. Becerra has spent his career advancing radical, pro-abortion policies and persecuting those who disagree with him.”

CNS News and Christianity Daily also highlighted Grazie’s Becerra statement.

TCA’s Christie was also featured at Real Clear Politics, discussing the importance of conscience protections for medical professionals, especially in the new Becerra HHS. She passionately argues that medical professionals deserve to have their rights protected, not encroached upon by hostile ideologies and abortion-friendly bureaucrats.

“Doctors, nurses and other frontline medical heroes — physically and emotionally exhausted from months of seemingly endless shifts — deserve to know that their life’s work is valued and respected, no matter their faith background. Protecting their right of conscience in their practice is not an abstract issue. Steamrolling them will have real, tangible impacts on the patients who rely on them for quality care.”