- NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER - Dec 11, 2020 -
In October 2018, rebutting the specious argument that abortion can be justified as a so-called “solution” to the problem of a crisis pregnancy, Pope Francis famously stated, “Is it right to take a human life to solve a problem? It’s like hiring a hitman.”
By that same standard of comparison, it’s fair to assert that presumptive President-elect Joe Biden is in the process of assembling a collective “mafia” of pro-abortion political extremists to fill many of the most important posts of an incoming Biden administration.
The most striking example to date is Biden’s incendiary Dec. 7 announcement that he wants California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to serve as his secretary of Health and Human Services.
As attorney general and previously as a California state legislator, Becerra has prioritized the advancement of abortion and the persecution of pro-life perspectives, to a truly shocking degree. Among other things, he battled in court against pro-lifers and Catholics who were challenging California’s “Reproductive FACT Act,” which mandated that pro-life pregnancy centers must advertise for abortions, until the U.S. Supreme Court finally struck the law down in 2018 as a violation of the First Amendment.