President-Elect Joe Biden has recently announced that he will be appointing California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as the new secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which has caused outrage in the pro-life community.
Becerra is known for his legal work of persecuting journalists who have exposed Planned Parenthood’s involvement in trafficking baby parts, as well as his attempts to force California pro-life pregnancy centers to refer for abortions (which the Supreme Court demanded was unconstitutional). He also voted against requiring parental notification when minors are trafficked across state lines to get an abortion, and he’s voted in favor of late-term partial abortions.
Naturally, many pro-life groups are speaking out against Becerra’s appointment to such a prominent governmental role. TCA senior fellow Ashley McGuire called this move from Biden a “gross insult to Catholics,” due to Becerra’s efforts going against the Little Sisters of the Poor and pro-life pregnancy resources. According to McGuire, Biden appointing someone so anti-religious liberty as Becerra contradicts his faith which he prominently invoked throughout his election campaign.

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