In response to this ruling, Compassion & Choices--an advocacy organization that pushes for expanded legalization of assisted suicide--praised Becerra for his work on behalf of the state’s assisted suicide law.
“We appreciate Attorney General Becerra’s efforts in this legal battle that already has lasted 3-1/2 years, but we will not rest until we win this case outright on behalf of terminally ill Californians who depend on this law to ensure they can die peacefully, ”said Kevin Díaz, the chief legal advocacy officer for Compassion & Choices in Jan., 2020.
Compassion & Choices also promoted a “Thank you Xavier Becerra” form as part of its advocacy for the law.
“Attorney General Xavier Becerra is standing up for Californians by fighting to ensure we have the right to make end-of-life decisions with dignity,” said Compassion & Choices.
“Our Attorney General isn’t alone – the vast majority of Californians support this law, and terminally ill Californians and their families deserve better than to have this option ripped away from them,” they said.
A coalition of pro-life groups have already sounded the alarm about Becerra’s nomination as HHS Secretary, pointing to his record in support of pro-abortion causes as California’s attorney general.
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Becerra is scheduled to appear before two Senate committees this week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, for his confirmation hearings.
The group Students for Life of America has launched a paid and earned media campaign in ten states, urging voters to call their senators daily in opposition to Becerra’s nomination.
They have targeted ten senators in particular: Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Lisa Murkowski (D-Alaska), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Michael Bennett (D-Colo.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.).