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President Biden's HHS nominee Xavier Becerra to clash with religious right

By Bloomberg  
   February 22, 2021

Xavier Becerra will be a lightning rod for the religious right if he’s confirmed to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Faith-based advocacy groups are bracing for the agency to reverse course on controversial steps the Trump administration took to protect, and expand, religious liberties. Under Becerra’s leadership, the agency is expected to walk back rules that prohibit federally funded providers from referring women for abortions and reinstate rules that allowed health-care workers to refuse to treat LGBT patients.

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