Reporting on Behalf of Students for Life Action
“Putting a litigious attorney in charge of the nation’s healthcare system during a pandemic shows just how unserious this administration is in prioritizing health. Any attempt to weaponize healthcare to push abortion will be met not only with strong opposition but with accountability. The Pro-Life Generation will be sure that voters know whose vote for Becerra made radical abortion policy possible,” said SFLAction’s Kristan Hawkins.
WASHINGTON D.C. (03-18-2021) – Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins said that she and the Pro-Life Generation were “extremely disappointed as it was a death blow to millions of yet-to-be born children” as the U.S. Senate voted 50-49 to confirm California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
Hawkins made the following statement: “Whenever he has had the chance to do so, Xavier Becerra used the power of his office against pro-life people, from nuns to volunteers assisting expectant moms to journalists. Pro-life Americans are going to need to get their legal counsel on retainer as the ‘famously partisan’ attorney without any experience in heading a medical enterprise takes over healthcare during a pandemic. Perhaps President Biden intends to sue the rest of America into funding an abortion agenda, which would be a betrayal of more than half of the country who do not want to be forced to fund abortion, here at home or around the world.”
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.
- Participated and led events in West Virginia appealing to Sen. Joe Manchin, including one today in Fairmont.
- 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
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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.