This week, over 150 Members of Congress sent a letter to Joe Biden’s Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra after he refused to acknowledge a law that bans brutal partial-birth abortions on late-term, pain-capable unborn babies.
Life News reports:
In a letter provided to LifeNews.com, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington, led lawmakers in asking Becerra to confirm that he will uphold and defend all U.S. laws, not just the ones that he likes.
“[Your] duty includes ensuring that existing legal protections for unborn children and conscience rights are properly enforced,” Rodgers wrote. “… although you have repeatedly committed to follow the law, you denied the existence of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 and then deflected questions about whether you would enforce it.”
They asked Becerra, who leads the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to reiterate in writing his commitment to enforcing U.S. law as he promised to do at his confirmation hearing.
The letter was prompted by statements the HHS secretary made during a U.S. House hearing in May. Becerra denied multiple times that U.S. law bans partial-birth abortions and refused to commit to enforcing the pro-life law.
When U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) asked Becerra if he agrees “that partial-birth abortion is illegal,” Becerra said he would follow the “very clearly settled precedent” of the pro-abortion Roe v. Wade.