RTLL Statement on Becerra Confirmation as HHS Secretary

“It is appalling that Congress has seen fit to confirm the nomination of an utterly unqualified individual for the powerful position of Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Xavier Becerra’s Congressional voting record shows an incredible blindness toward the dignity of human life, and his actions as California Attorney General were nothing short of disgraceful. His attempt to stifle the First Amendment rights of pro-life pregnancy clinics—which was at last defeated in the Supreme Court—along with his efforts to prosecute undercover journalists who revealed Planned Parenthood’s abhorrent business practices show that, far from taking the duties of his office seriously, he is intent on radical, partisan attacks on efforts to curb abortion and support the right to life.”

Theresa Brennan, Executive Vice President, Right to Life League