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Attorney General Xavier Becerra, HHS Secretary, previewed the announcement on Thursday at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee.
Experts weigh in on the conscience protections and abortion restrictions that are likely at risk under newly-confirmed HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra.
The members argued that Becerra supported extreme abortion policies during his time in the House and in California, while opposing conscience rights for medical professionals.
A NOTE FROM OUR PUBLISHER: Xavier Becerra’s unqualified support for abortion and transgender medical services, and his obvious intention to prioritize these agendas if confirmed, is especially unnerving in light of his willingness to cast himself publicly as a Catholic politician.
Becerra on Feb. 24 appeared at the U.S. Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. There, he rejected claims that he was suing nuns.
On Wednesday, Republican senators brought up his record on abortion and religious freedom as reasons to oppose his confirmation.
At his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Becerra would not name a single abortion restriction that he supported.
In 2017, Becerra sued the Trump administration over its religious and moral exemptions granted to groups affected by the HHS contraceptive mandate.