Joe Biden is surrounding himself with powerful politicians who are trying to jail pro-life advocates for exposing wrongdoing in the abortion industry and force churches to pay for elective abortions.
One of these pro-abortion leaders is California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who recently was named a co-chair of “Catholics for Biden,” according to the National Catholic Register.
The new group is trying to persuade Catholic voters to support Biden, a pro-abortion Democrat who claims to be Catholic but wants to force taxpayers to pay for abortions. Becerra is one of several co-chairs of the group, along with U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania.
Becerra has a terrible record on matters regarding unborn babies’ lives and those who advocate for them. His office is prosecuting David Daleiden, the Center for Medical Progress journalist who exposed Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby body parts trade. 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 leaders could be sent to jail on charges of eavesdropping, falsifying documents and recording people without their consent.
This unjust prosecution even prompted criticism from the Los Angeles Times editorial board. The editors, who openly support abortion, described Becerra’s prosecution as a “disturbing overreach” that jeopardizes the freedom of the press.
Important to note, Becerra did not act alone. He followed the lead of former California AG Kamala Harris, who now is Biden’s vice presidential running mate. She raided Daleiden’s home after he exposed Planned Parenthood in a series of undercover videos in 2015.
Both Harris and Becerra have accepted campaign donations from Planned Parenthood, and Harris recently employed the former Planned Parenthood CEO’s daughter on her staff.
Becerra’s and Harris’s terrible record does not end there.
As the National Catholic Register reports:
Becerra, California’s attorney general, opposed a bill that would penalize doctors performing sex-selective abortions, and has received perfect ratings from Planned Parenthood and NARAL.
As California’s attorney general, Becerra defended state mandates requiring insurers to cover abortions, even after Catholic nuns complained to the civil rights office of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, and the state faced major cuts to federal HHS funds.
“California has the sovereign right to protect women’s reproductive rights,” Becerra said in February, defending the state’s abortion insurance mandate.
Harris also supported oppressive regulations that would have crippled the work of pro-life pregnancy centers while she was attorney general in 2015. The Supreme Court struck down the regulations three years later.
These are the people working with and advocating for Biden, and Biden has shown a willingness to cave to radical abortion activists’ demands. With Becerra and Harris as influencers, it is no surprise that Biden is being described as the most pro-abortion ticket in U.S. history.