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“The nomination of Xavier Becerra to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services is a disgraceful attack on the pro-life values of millions of Americans. Becerra’s extensive track record of targeting pro-life centers and medical clinics – along with anyone that disagrees with his pro-abortion dogma – is evident for all to see. His appointment to HHS imperils pro-life pregnancy centers. These dedicated nonprofits provide more than $266,764,916 in free services annually to mothers, fathers, babies and families nationwide. Failure to reject this nomination is a continuation of Becerra’s unconstitutional attacks on pregnancy centers in California and before the Supreme Court in NIFLA v. Becerra.”.
The following quote regarding Becerra’s Tuesday Senate hearing may be attributed to NIFLA Vice President of Legal Affairs Anne O’Connor:
“In NIFLA v. Becerra, the state of California attempted to compel pregnancy centers to speak a message that violated their reason for existence. Pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics provide nearly one million people each year with free medical services and essential, life-affirming resources. If confirmed, Becerra will have a national platform to continue his attacks against these nonprofits and anyone else who differs from his radical, pro-abortion ideology. Becerra has proven himself to be an enemy of the unborn and women’s health. His HHS appointment should be concerning to all Americans – especially those who care about providing mothers with abortion alternatives.”
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].