Abortion Extremism on Display: Pro-Abortion Dems Advance Becerra Toward Confirmation to HHS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2021 
Contact: Prudence Robertson, probertson@sbalist.org | 240-672-2828

Xavier Becerra is the Embodiment of Biden-Harris Pro-Abortion Agenda

Washington, D.C.  – Today the U.S. Senate voted on a motion to discharge from the Finance Committee the nomination of Xavier Becerra to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) slammed the vote, saying:

“Pro-abortion Democrats have dropped all pretense of ‘unity,’” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Whether it’s choosing the most eager pro-abortion advocate to lead the department at the center of determining abortion policy, pushing the deceptively-named ‘Equality Act,’ or exploiting the COVID-19 crisis, Democrats emboldened by the White House have sought nonstop to expand taxpayer-funded abortion without limits. They would even enshrine abortion on demand in our Constitution and force pro-life health care professionals to participate in the destruction of innocent unborn life.

“Xavier Becerra is the embodiment of the Biden-Harris radical abortion agenda, which is deeply out of step with the majority of Americans. Susan B. Anthony List strongly opposes Becerra’s confirmation. We will be vigilant in defending against his attacks on unborn children, their mothers and all pro-life Americans.”

SBA List first opposed Becerra’s nomination when it was announced in December. Since then, the group has worked to expose his record on abortion which is detailed at https://www.sba-list.org/becerra and includes:

  • Voting against the ban on partial-birth abortion.
  • Forcing taxpayers to pay for abortion on demand and bankroll the abortion industry.
  • Coercing the Little Sisters of the Poor and people of faith to be complicit in abortion coverage.
  • Taking pro-life pregnancy care centers to court.
  • Prosecuting pro-life citizen journalists who uncovered Planned Parenthood’s buying and selling of baby body parts.

Last month, SBA List led a coalition of more than 60 national and state pro-life leaders in a letter urging U.S. senators to reject Becerra’s nomination and this week organized thousands of constituent phone calls to key senators. SBA List also scored the U.S. Senate vote on Becerra’s confirmation.

SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.

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