halted the Trump administration’s changes to the Obama-era birth control/abortifacient mandate. Federal regulators are trying to reduce the mandate’s impact on employers. Becerra’s statement framed his sexism behind support for women. As a male elected official, he was already suspect. One close observer* noted that Becerra’s statement indicates that he doesn’t believe women can be fully female without sexual intercourse. That same observer was quick to clarify that despite appearances he was certain that Becerra’s support for mandating contraception insurance coverage by employers was in no way related to turning women into prostitutes. However, that observer said it was clear that Becerra thinks women shouldn’t have financial independence about sex. What Becerra Said Here is what Becerra said in response to a judge’s injunction on the Trump administration’s rule:
“The law couldn’t be more clear – employers have no business interfering in women’s healthcare decisions,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement Sunday evening. “Today’s court ruling stops another attempt by the Trump Administration to trample on women’s access to basic reproductive care.”Becerra is clever. He claims to support women against bad employers. But his claims fall apart upon close examination.