Alexis McGill Johnson & Nathalie Rayes: The Senate Must Quickly Confirm Xavier Becerra
Becerra is a health care champion and a staunch supporter of sexual and reproductive rights. After weeks of obstruction, the Senate must swiftly confirm Becerra as secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) so he can get to work on behalf of the American people.
Ted Cruz told CNN's State of the Union host Jake Tapper that "Donald and Hillary both support taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood." Like most of the things that come out of Ted Cruz’s mouth, that’s simply not true.
This Senator has spent years calling for an end to safe, legal abortion and for Roe v. Wade to be overturned, and even went so far as to circulate a letter urging support for a bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks that included extreme provisions for rape survivors.
Missouri Rep. Diane Franklin (R) publicly declared that abortion — and, in this context, Planned Parenthood specifically — is the "witch" and the Missouri state government is intentionally and shamelessly on the "hunt."
That's exactly what could happen to Mary Kogut, CEO of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri for refusing to share the private, personal medical information of Planned Parenthood patients.