Becerra Cannot Find Any Common Ground with the Pro-Life Movement

“If You Can’t name ANY limits for Abortion, You’re too radical to run the Nation’s Healthcare,” says Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins   

“During two days of hearings, Xavier Becerra has talked a lot about finding common cause with pro-life Americans, but his history indicates that given the opportunity, he chooses to support the most extreme elements of the abortion lobby,” said Hawkins. “It’s more important than ever for Americans to visit and ask their Senators to vote NO on Becerra.”   

WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-24-2021) – Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins said that after two days of hearings, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s answers to question from U.S. Senators raised the level of concern pro-life Americans have about what he would do with the power of Health and Human Services should he become secretary.

“Today, when questioned by Senator Steve Daines, Xavier Becerra would not name any limit on abortion that he would support, including sex selection abortions,” Hawkins noted. “When talking with Sen. Chuck Grassley he would not address whether babies aborted late in pregnancy should receive pain relief in abortion when you consider that babies receive anesthesia when having pre-birth surgeries. Becerra did not have much to say about Sen. John Thume’s concerns that Becerra might use his office to continue suing pro-life people. And yesterday, when questioned by Sen. Mitt Romney, Becerra would not explain his support for partial birth abortions, a late-term abortion procedure in which the baby is delivered all but for the head, and then killed right before delivery.

“While Becerra kept repeating his talking points about finding common ground, he didn’t look for it when he had power in other offices. As Students for Life’s recent poll notes, more than 7 out of 10 Millennials and Gen Z support limits on abortion. If Becerra doesn’t support any, he is too out of step to be in serving in public office. Students for Life Action and the Pro-Life Generation will continue to call for a NO vote on Becerra,” said Hawkins.

In opposition to Becerra for head of HHS, SFLAction has also:   

At USA Today, Hawkins noted the following on Becerra’s treatment of Americans:

Xavier Becerra, Biden’s pick for head of HHS, is in trouble for good reason 

The former California attorney general has been rebuked by the Supreme Court and he’s simply unqualified to run healthcare in a pandemic. 

By Kristan Hawkins
Opinion contributor

Xavier Becerra is under fire as President Joe Biden’s first choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services for many reasons, from his litigious opposition to former President Trump’s administration in filing more than 100 lawsuits, to his advocacy for “Medicare for All,” to his championing a convicted drug dealer for a pardon. But on the issue of abortion, Becerra has a decades’ old track record of siding with the abortion lobby whenever possible and using the power of his office to try and force others to share his enthusiastic support of abortion up until the moment of birth.

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Students for Life Action(SFLAction) is the 501c4 sister organization of Students for Life of America (SFLA), the nation’s largest, pro-life, student organization with more than 1,240 groups on middle, high school, and university campuses in all 50 states. Students for Life has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world. 

Students for Life of America (SFLA) is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1,240 groups on college and university, middle and high school, medical and law school campuses in all 50 states. Student pro-life organizations work to confront policies on their campuses to support pregnant and parenting students, to end Planned Parenthood’s relationships with schools and communities, and to change minds of their peers about abortion. SFLA has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life organization.