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So what do we know about Xavier Becerra, Joe Biden’s designee to be Secretary of Health and Human Services?

by | Dec 7, 2020

By Dave Andrusko

Talk about a triple threat—to unborn babies, their public policy defenders, such as National Right to Life, and the Pregnancy Help Movement.

That in a nutshell is the resume of pro-abortion California Attorney General Xavier Becerra whom Joe Biden says he will appoint to the hugely influential position of Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Readers of National Right to Life News are likely most familiar with his anti-life tag-team efforts with Sen. Kamala Harris, who is Biden’s even-more-pro-abortion-than-he-is is Vice President and Becerra’s predecessor as Attorney General. We wrote about their crusade against Pregnancy Help Centers in California at least a dozen times.

“In 2018, Becerra represented both the pro-abortion and anti-free speech side of the Supreme Court case, NIFLA v. Becerra, in which justices ruled in a 5-4 decision that California can’t force crisis-pregnancy centers to post signs about state-sponsored abortion services,” writes Madeline Osburn. This is in reference to California’s “Reproductive FACT Act” which the Supreme Court should have thrown on a unanimous vote but didn’t.

As National Right to Life wrote today, Becerra assumed a leadership role, working in conjunction with fellow pro-abortion attorneys general to fight pro-life legislation:

  • Becerra led a pro-abortion coalition of state attorneys general in filing an amicus [“friend of the court”]brief supporting a pro-abortion challenge to pro-life laws in Arkansas;
  • Becerra joined a pro-abortion coalition of attorneys general to file amicus brief in June Medical Services v. Russo that required abortionists to have the same hospital admitting privileges as other surgeons in the state;
  • Becerra led a coalition of pro-abortion attorneys general in filing and amicus brief opposing Mississippi’s pro-life law in Jackson Women’s Health Organization, et al. v. State Health Officer of the Mississippi Department of Health, et al.

In addition, Osburn explained that 

“After being appointed California attorney general he carried on the work Sen. Kamala Harris started in prosecuting undercover journalist and pro-life activist David Daleiden on behalf of Planned Parenthood. In 2017, Becerra charged Daleiden with 15 felonies, marking the first time any person in the state has been criminally prosecuted for allegedly violating California’s video recording law.”

Planned Parenthood could not possibly have had a more agreeable ally in its fight to squelch alternatives to abortion and thwart investigations into its practices.

What many of us may have forgotten is Becerra’s awful record as a Member of the United States House of Representatives from 1993-2017. During that long time span, there was nothing  that NARAL and the Abortion Lobby wanted supported (or opposed) that Becerra didn’t gleefully get behind.

Laws against sex-selection abortion (Becerra was against). Laws such as the Conscience Protection Act (Becerra was against).

Even a law that prohibited  partial-birth abortions, so hideous that even many pro-abortion fellow travelers gulped.

The genius of partial-birth abortion was and is that the description cleared away the gauzy euphemisms. A baby is partially delivered, surgical scissors are jammed into the baby’s skull, and her brains are vacuumed out like so much soot. 

But to hard-core types such as Becerra, this was much ado about nothing.

Finally, Biden says such….curious things… that you don’t know what he believes or even if he is particular aware what he is saying. And because the Major Media are Major Lapdogs for anyone not named Donald Trump, he is never pressed to explain his ramblings.

So, he burbles on about “uniting” the country. This at the same time he chooses militant pro-abortion ideologues such as Becerra who no doubt will work closely with Kamala Harris to make life as miserable for unborn babies and their defenders as humanly possible.

If ever there was proof positive that “elections matter,” this is it. 

Fortunately, our Movement is composed of people who are neither intimidated, browbeaten, nor given to giving in. If Biden is the next President of the United States, he will know very quickly that pro-lifers are gearing up to oppose his every anti-life initiative.

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