Reported on behalf of Students for Life Action
Sen. Manchin Will Disappoint and Betray Pro-Life Americans Nationwide if His Vote Allows Radical Abortion Litigator Xavier Becerra to Control the Nation’s Healthcare
“I hope that reports of Sen. Joe Manchin’s support for Xavier Becerra are ‘fake news,’” said Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins. “The California Attorney General’s primary healthcare experience comes from suing medical professionals in court, such as trying to force the distribution of Chemical Abortion drugs during a pandemic. He has neither the temperament nor the experience to lead our healthcare policy.”
WASHINGTON D.C. (03-11-2021) – Responding to a report from National Review indicating that Sen. Joe Manchin is planning to cast the deciding vote allowing abortion radical Xavier Becerra to head up the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Student for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins said that she hoped this was “fake news” and added: “California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra is best known for abusing the power of his office against those who disagree with him on abortion. It would both profoundly disappoint and betray pro-Life Americans nationwide if Sen. Manchin empowers someone known for suing nuns, support services for pregnant women, pro-life journalists, and the FDA in a pandemic. Becerra is unqualified for the position and should not be allowed in an oversight role to pressure the FDA to drop health and safety standards to suit his abortion agenda.”
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.
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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.