Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Secretary Becerra on Partial Birth Abortion Ban

Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra testified during a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health on the Department's annual budget for next year. (Full recording)

During the hearing, Secretary Becerra responded to questions about the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 (18 U.S. Code § 1531) by initially denying that the law existed and then by sidestepping further questions about whether he would enforce it.

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