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Xavier Becerra - Secretary of Health and Human Services

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Xavier Becerra has a history of public service, currently serving as the Attorney General of California since 2017. He previously served 12 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993-2017. While in Congress and during his time as the California Attorney General, he championed Obamacare and has been a strong abortion advocate. Becerra was confirmed as Secretary of HHS on March 18, 2021 by a vote of 50-49.

Views on Abortion:

  • Is fully in favor of abortion, having advocated for abortion in court numerous times, including one time in the Supreme Court (See link)
  • Argued that pro-life groups and pregnancy resource centers had to advertise abortions (See link)
  • Has prosecuted investigative journalism efforts to expose the actions of Planned Parenthood, charging David Daleiden, the man who filmed the undercover videos about the selling of fetal tissue, with 15 charges (See link)
  • Has supported taxpayer funding of abortion, voting against the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act while in Congress (See link)
  • Led the charge to get the FDA to approve looser standards for chemical abortion pills (See link)

Views on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity:

  • Becerra has a strong record defending the LGBT movement (See link)
  • Voted against the Defense of Marriage Act while in Congress (See link)
  • Has received the endorsement from the California LGBTQ Legislative caucus due to his history of advocating for the LGBT movement (See link)
  • Was endorsed by outside LGBT activists for his previous actions defending anti-family policies in several court cases (See link)
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