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Lord, we know President Biden and HHS Director Becerra are both proclaimed Catholics. The Catholic Church is against abortion. We pray that they will fall into line with their own faith and end the discrimination and persecution of Christians.
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Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s appointee for secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) along with Biden have launched unprecedented attacks on people of faith by eliminating religious freedom protections and funneling millions of taxpayer dollars to the abortion industry.

From The Federalist. March 18 marks one year since pro-abortion radical Xavier Becerra was confirmed as President Joe Biden’s appointee for secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Although both men claim to be faithful Catholics, they have launched unprecedented attacks on people of faith by eliminating vital conscience and religious freedom protections and funneling millions of taxpayer dollars to the abortion industry….

Here are the top 10 lowlights for year one.

1. Dismantling HHS’s Conscience and Religious Freedom Division

One of Becerra’s early acts as secretary was to strip the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of its independent ability to investigate violations of conscience and religious freedom laws….

2. Removing OCR’s First Amendment Enforcement Power

Becerra removed OCR’s authority to enforce conscience and religious projections under the bipartisan Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the First Amendment. A leaked memo revealed this move came at the request of Lisa Pino, the Biden-appointed director of OCR….

3. Pushing a Ridiculously ‘Woke’ Budget

The Biden-Becerra HHS budget for fiscal year 2022 removed references to “conscience,” “religion,” and “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division.” But don’t worry, the new budget replaces references to these constitutional and statutory rights HHS is responsible for enforcing with a bunch of woke terms like “equity” — the Biden administration’s preferred priority.

4. Backing Forcing Nuns to Pay for Abortion

While Becerra was attorney general of California before becoming HHS secretary, OCR issued two notices of violation against Becerra and his state for violating federal conscience protections by forcing nuns (and others) to provide insurance coverage of abortion….

5. Abandoning Nurse Illegally Forced to Participate in Abortion

In 2019, OCR found a hospital had violated a nurse’s conscience rights by forcing her to participate in an abortion over her known conscience objection. When the hospital refused to change its policies to comply with the law, the federal government sued the hospital in federal court.

But on Becerra’s watch and despite his many promises to continue enforcing federal conscience laws, the Biden administration quietly dismissed the case without any settlement, agreement, or compensation for the nurse….

6. Relentlessly Pushing Abortion With Federal Resources

In response to Texas’ law protecting unborn children with beating hearts from abortion, the Biden-Becerra HHS announced, despite prohibitions on federal funds going to abortion, ways the department could “bolster access to safe and legal abortions in Texas.” HHS is awarding $10 million in additional funding to increase access to abortifacients for those affected by the Texas law….

7. Directly Funding Big Abortion

In an effort to further fund Planned Parenthood, the Biden-Becerra HHS ignored democratic norms to rush through new Title X regulations. Title X is a federal program that provides grants for a range of family planning services, but per the statute, such services cannot include abortion.

The new regulations, however, remove the requirement of physical and financial separation between Title X projects and abortion services, require abortion counseling and referrals, and remove conscience protections for Title X providers….

8. Comingling Insurance Payments for Abortion

Last summer, HHS rushed through new insurance regulations that, contrary to the text of the Affordable Care Act, no longer require separate insurance payments for abortion services, allowing those payments to be comingled with payments for other covered services….

9. Rescinding Faith-Based Waivers

Prompting a congressional inquiry, the Biden-Becerra HHS gratuitously rescinded waivers previously issued to faith-based adoption and foster care agencies in MichiganSouth Carolina, and Texas that allowed the agencies to qualify for HHS grants while operating in accordance with their deeply held religious beliefs….

10. Issuing Totalitarian Anti-Conscience Rules

HHS announced its new interpretation and enforcement of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act that would force health-care professionals to perform gender transition surgeries and provide minors with harmful and sterilizing puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones….

Share your prayers for religious freedom in the comments.

(Excerpt from The Federalist. Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Thomas McClellan
March 23, 2022

Abba Father,
I pray for HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. Didn’t Yeshua, your Son, our Savior explain about encouraging children to sin by aborting their babies ? [Matthew 18:6/Luke 17:2] Yet this man, who claims to know You as a Roman Catholic argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic religious order, should be required to provide birth control services under the Affordable Care Act.

Abba Father, may Mr Becerra be warned in dreams [Job 33] of his penalty and of the agony of suffering from a milestone be fastened around his neck and him thrown into the sea.

Also, Abba Father, I pray for his parents and siblings. They surely must be horrified by his actions and beliefs.

Edwin Fernando Arumanayagam
March 23, 2022

Praying earnestly for God’s intervention and re-establishment of His Divine Kingdoms here on Earth! In the matchless Name of our Lord and Savior Yeshua Ha Mashiya, Amen 🙏🏾

Connie Velez
March 23, 2022

Father, I feel so grieved as I read the article, I know this has to be Your very heart I feel breaking because of this evil agenda. As I read the book of Amos, we cry out when LORD when will the evil kingdom come down for the sake of the innocent. Words cannot express the grief, ( Praying in the Spirit for relief) Amos 9:11 Oh that day I will raise up The tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, and repair its damages;I will raise up the ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old.
LORD we cry out for righteousness and Justice to flood Washington DC.

Allena Jordan
March 23, 2022

Father, I cry out to You on behalf of children, born and pre-born; all people affected in so many different ways by these changes. Lord, we are watching people in power trying to tear down the original values upon which this nation was founded. It was for freedom from this kind of tyranny that they came, and they still come. Lord, deliver us from evil. I call forth righteousness, justice and goodness. Fill the atmosphere with these values. Come, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, and save us. Amen.


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