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.
Most of Becerra’s career has focused on defending and expanding health care access. His skills and experience can begin to undo the damage of the Trump years and help build a better future
Supporters of sexual and reproductive health care can look ahead to new opportunities — and push for improvements over the policies of the Trump years.
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It’s an extremely dangerous precedent that other states could follow.
Largely thanks to Senate Republicans, the global and domestic gag rules remain in place — threatening birth control and other crucial reproductive health care for millions.
The Title X gag rule is the culmination of an aggressive eight-year plan by anti-abortion politicians to block people from getting the birth control they need.
Nationwide, activists are turning out to support protections for Title X and access to affordable birth control.
An ideological battle in Congress means we have to fight tooth and nail to save health care for millions
Gag rule is devastating for people who need affordable birth control and other reproductive care
Political appointees are shifting federal grants away from evidence-based health care providers — and toward ideology-driven opponents of our rights .