California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, did not back away Tuesday from his 2003 vote against a partial-birth abortion ban when he was in Congress.
GOP Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah questioned Becerra regarding his views on partial-birth abortion during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
“Most people agree that partial-birth abortion is awful. You voted against a ban on partial-birth abortion. Why?” Romney asked.
The partial-birth abortion ban passed the House in 2003 in a 281-142 vote, with 63 Democrats voting for it.