NIFLA on Becerra’s Appointment to HHS: This Will Be the Most Anti-Life Administration in History

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The following quote may be attributed to National Institute of Family and Life Advocates President Thomas Glessner following Monday’s appointment of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.

“Biden’s selection of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for secretary of health and human services solidifies the fact that his administration will be the most anti-life regime in American history. Along with the vice presidency of Kamala Harris, Mr. Becerra’s appointment guarantees that Biden’s administration will harbor a particular hostility toward the life-saving work of pregnancy centers nationwide. In 2015, Harris – then California’s attorney general – worked diligently with Becerra to pass legislation that unconstitutionally targeted pro-life pregnancy centers. Harris and Becerra suffered a resounding defeat in such efforts at the United States Supreme Court in NIFLA v. Becerra.”



The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates is a national nonprofit providing legal counsel, education and training for pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics. Representing a network of more than 1,500 pregnancy centers across the nation, NIFLA has challenged laws targeting its members in several states — including California, Hawaii, Illinois, North Dakota and New York.

The NIFLA v. Becerra ruling in favor of the free speech rights of pro-life pregnancy centers and all Americans was released on June 26, 2018. To book interviews with the NIFLA leadership team about the ongoing impact of NIFLA v. Becerra or NIFLA’s pending legal action in other states, please contact NIFLA’s media team: [email protected].