FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2020
Contact: Natalie Panettiere
202.266.4816, [email protected]
Biden’s Choice for HHS Reveals Abortion First Agenda,
Exposes Unity Lip Service
Washington, D.C. — Concerned Women for America President and CEO Penny Nance had this to say on the reports that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will be the Biden-Harris Administration’s choice for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):
“For all the talk about unity, the Biden-Harris Administration’s abortion first agenda is evident with the choice of Gen. Becerra for this crucial post. It ensures that most Americans will be alienated in one of the areas they care about most, their healthcare. Worse yet, it ensures they will become targets for harassment because of their religious beliefs.
“Remember how they dragged the Little Sisters of the Poor all the way to the Supreme Court?
“That is how Gen. Becerra has distinguished himself throughout his career, as one of the primary opponents of our First Amendment rights. The infamous anti-free speech, pro-abortion, unconstitutional law at issue in NIFLA v. Becerra bears his name for a reason. He may have lost at the Supreme Court, but he has continued his radical crusade against the First Amendment with dogmatic vigor.
“He was the person strategically chosen to continue Sen. Kamala Harris’ persecution of pro-life journalist David Daleiden for exposing Planned Parenthood’s inhumane harvesting of aborted baby body parts.
“He is as outside the mainstream as they come. As a Congressman, he voted against the ban on partial-birth abortion that a majority of Americans support, and for federal taxpayer funding of abortion on demand, which a majority of Americans oppose.
“All Senators should oppose him. He is simply the wrong choice for this important position.”
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America. Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich 40-year history of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.