Students for Life Action calls on the full Senate to vote NO on Xavier Becerra to HHS

The Inability of Xavier Becerra to Name a Single Abortion Limit He Supports along with His Abuse of Power against Pro-Life Americans in California Disqualifies Him to Head Health and Human Services, says SFLAction’s Kristan Hawkins. Visit STOPBECERRA.COM 

WASHINGTON D.C. (03-03-2021) – Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins made the following comments following the vote in the Senate Finance Committee, now headed to leadership to break a tie, to send California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to the full Senate for a vote on whether he should be confirmed as head of Health and Human Services: “Xavier Becerra’s abusive use of the power of his office against Pro-Life Americans is the reason that Students for Life Action has been calling for a NO vote on his confirmation as head of Health and Human Services from day one.  A hard-core advocate for late-term abortion, Becerra cannot name one abortion limit he supports and has actively undermined the medical professionals at the FDA with a lawsuit during this COVID crisis, an agency he could control as head of HHS. Becerra is out of step with the vast majority of Americans who want limits on abortions, something Becerra has refused to allow when he had the power to reject pro-life values and conscience rights. During a pandemic, we don’t need an ambulance chaser, looking for pro-life legal actions; we need a medical professional, which is why we will urge the U.S. Senate to reject Becerra’s confirmation to HHS.”

Students for Life Action is scoring a vote on Becerra as a key vote. 

Leading opposition efforts against this nomination since December, Hawkins explained the many reasons why the “famously partisan” attorney was a bad choice in an op-ed up at USA Today.

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

  • Conducted extensive outreach to voters in the 50 states.  Learn more at StopBecerra.com and ThisisChemicalAbortion.com.
  • Engaged in a targeted campaign, focusing on 10 Senators in particular to vote NO on Becerra.
  • Educated pro-life activists nationwide in a national webcast with Senators Steve Daines and Tom Cotton on Becerra’s record.
  • Spearheaded a letter to the U.S. Senate, signed by more than 40 organizations outlining concerns.

    Stay up to date on the Pro-Life Generation’s engagement in state legislation at https://studentsforlifeaction.org 

    For interviews, e-mail Kristi Hamrick at khamrick@studentsforlife.org 

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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 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.