If he wins, Joe Biden is considering “one of the worst” possible candidates for U.S. attorney general in Xavier Becerra, a man who not only supports the killing of unborn babies in abortions but also fights to restrict and even jail pro-lifers who are working to save lives.
Becerra currently serves as the attorney general of California. Several news outlets, including the New York Times and Reuters, recently mentioned him as one of Biden’s top contenders for U.S. attorney general, should he be the confirmed presidential winner.
“Xavier Becerra is one of the worst” candidates, said Alexandra Snyder, executive director of Life Legal Defense Foundation. “But we’re not going to have anybody that is going to be favorable to the most important issues to us, the issues involving life and death and the protection of our fundamental freedom.”
She told One News Now that Becerra supports legalized assisted suicide and partial-birth abortions, as well as experiments on human embryos.
“He opposes conscience protections for doctors and pharmacists who are opposed to abortion,” Snyder said.
Infamous in pro-life circles, Becerra also continued the prosecution of David Daleiden, the Center for Medical Progress journalist who exposed Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby body parts trade, after Kamala Harris was elected to the U.S. Senate.
Daleiden’s powerful exposé led to the shutdown of two companies that sold aborted baby body parts in California. However, Becerra is pursuing multiple felony charges against him and fellow investigator Sandra Merritt. If convicted, the pro-life journalists could be sent to jail on charges of eavesdropping, falsifying documents and recording people without their consent.
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Harris’s and Becerra’s actions against the pro-life journalists even prompted criticism from the Los Angeles Times editorial board. The editors, who support legalized abortion, described Becerra’s prosecution as a “disturbing overreach” that jeopardizes the freedom of the press.
Daleiden recently filed a lawsuit accusing Harris and Becerra of using state video-recording laws as a “political weapon” to silence speech that they disagree with.
On the issue of religious freedom, Becerra’s record also has pro-lifers concerned. He supports the Obamacare contraception mandate that forced Catholic charities like the Little Sisters of the Poor and others to cover abortifacients in their employee health plans. He also defended a California law that required pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortions. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the law in 2018.
Like Becerra, Biden and Harris, his vice presidential running mate, support an extreme pro-abortion agenda that is out of touch with most Americans.
If Biden takes office and does what he promised, abortions could increase across America. Not only did Biden promise to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law in case the U.S. Supreme Court overturns it, he also promised to end the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions.
In April, Biden called the killing of unborn babies an “essential medical service” during the coronavirus pandemic. His health care plan would expand abortions as well by forcing insurance companies to cover abortions as “essential” health care under Obamacare. He also promised to undo all of Trump’s progress for life, including restoring funding to the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood.