It seems that most people (apart from his admirers and appointees) think that Donald Trump’s recent behaviour is absurd. Delusional, even. Everyone else can see that he has lost the Presidential election fair and square. Just calling an election ‘fake’ and ‘corrupt’ doesn’t make it so.
But, in popular thinking, for every villain there must be a good guy. So, step up, Joe Biden. You have handled yourself with dignity and restraint, and have been quietly getting on with appointing new people for the new administration.
But that’s where the hero/villain comparison starts to break down.
On the question of abortion, Trump is ‘pro-life’, while Biden is ‘pro-choice’.
And look who Biden has picked as chief of Health and Human Services. Xavier Becerra.
Becerra is not simply ‘pro-choice’. As reported in the Washington Examiner,
Xavier Becerra defends abortion at every opportunity, which is standard for Democratic politicians in California. But Becerra also uses his power, at every opportunity, to impose his extreme abortion beliefs on others.
As state attorney general and as a member of Congress, Becerra has used his government power to try to force pro-lifers and religious organizations to pay for abortions and contraception and also to pressure pro-life doctors or Catholic hospitals to perform abortions.
Becerra also abused his power by using the office of the attorney general to press a felony prosecution against a pro-life activist for exposing Planned Parenthood’s trade in the organs of aborted babies…
Becerra spent 25 years in Congress, where he never voted against the wishes of abortion giant Planned Parenthood or the other leading abortion lobby, NARAL Pro-Choice America. Becerra unfailingly received a 100% from these lobby groups. No member of Congress was more extreme in defense of abortion than Becerra.
All of this suggests some very extreme views. Becerra
- has tried (unsuccessfully) to force pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to advertise abortion.
- advocates the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion (a procedure whereby a baby is partly delivered before it is killed).
- has also voted to protect sex-selective abortion.
If Becerra brings this zeal for abortion and disdain for conscience to HHS, we can expect the Biden administration to force all hospitals to perform abortions and all employers to cover them. There’s nothing “pro-choice” about that. That evinces a culture warrior eager to impose his beliefs and crush those who don’t agree.