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Xavier Becerra, HHS Secretary.

HHS Secretary: 'There is no law' against 'partial-birth abortion'

May 12, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday said that late-term abortions are done to “protect” women’s health,... Read more

Senate confirms Xavier Becerra as HHS secretary

Mar 18, 2021

Xavier Becerra, California’s attorney general and former congressman, was confirmed Thursday by the Senate as secretary of the Department of... Read more

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Christian medical groups oppose health secretary nominee

Mar 17, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Groups of medical professionals warn that President Biden’s health secretary nominee would bring about an “unprecedented assault” on conscience rights.  Read more

Senate committee splits on Becerra confirmation

Mar 3, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Senate Finance Committee was divided on the confirmation of Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services on... Read more

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Former HHS official: Becerra could promote abortion internationally

Feb 25, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

A former official at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) warned Thursday that health secretary nominee Xavier Becerra... Read more

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At hearing, Becerra won’t name single abortion restriction he favors

Feb 24, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services declined at a hearing Wednesday to state if he... Read more

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Health secretary nominee: 'I have never sued any nuns'

Feb 24, 2021

By Matt Hadro

On Wednesday, President Biden’s health secretary nominee defended coercive contraceptive and abortion coverage mandates against Catholic nuns, claiming he had... Read more

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Former HHS official: Becerra must be questioned over conscience violations

Feb 24, 2021

By Matt Hadro

President Biden’s health secretary nominee must be held accountable for forcing California Catholic nuns to cover abortions, said a former... Read more

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Democrats for Life oppose Becerra nomination

Feb 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

The nomination of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary has been opposed by Democrats... Read more

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Health secretary nominee grilled on partial-birth abortion, taxpayer-funded abortion

Feb 23, 2021

By Matt Hadro

President Biden’s nominee for health secretary on Tuesday would not commit to preventing federal funding of abortions, and would not... Read more

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Biden’s HHS nominee supported assisted suicide in California

Feb 22, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) received the praise of pro-euthanasia organizations during his... Read more

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Pro-life leaders sound alarm about Health Secretary nominee

Feb 19, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Pro-life leaders and scholars are warning against the nomination of California’s attorney general to lead the Department of Health and... Read more

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks after receiving the Leadership Ally Award from Equality California for his support of the LGBTQ community.

Becerra, Biden’s HHS pick, has shown ‘hostility to nonprofit institutions’, scholars argue

Jan 15, 2021

Conservative scholars argued this week that Xavier Becerra, president-elect Joe Biden’s pick for HHS secretary, has a history of “hostility... Read more

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Analysis: What a Xavier Becerra HHS could mean for Catholics

Dec 9, 2020

By Matt Hadro

On Monday, President-elect Joe Biden tapped California attorney general Xavier Becerra to head the Department of Health and Human Services.... Read more

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks after receiving the Leadership Ally Award from Equality California for his support of the LGBTQ community.

Pro-life leaders react to Biden's 'extreme' HHS pick

Dec 7, 2020

Pro-life leaders have warned against Joe Biden’s “aggressively pro-abortion” pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. California... Read more

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California doubles down on rule forcing Catholic nuns to pay for abortion

Feb 24, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

Facing the threat of major cuts to federal HHS funds, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has said the state will... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor after oral arguments in a lawsuit over the contraception mandate.

Little Sisters of the Poor to defend contraception exception against lawsuits

Jun 4, 2019

By CNA Staff

The Little Sisters of the Poor are expected back in court Thursday to ask for protection against a lawsuit seeking... Read more