LOS ANGELES, California(LifeSiteNews) – Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, who is the vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), accepted a pro-immigration award at a gala alongside the pro-abortion attorney general who charged pro-lifers with 15 felonies for exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby parts sales.
The gala, hosted by the Cesar Chavez Foundation, took place on March 30 at the Millennium Bitmore Hotel. Gomez and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the man prosecuting the Center for Medical Progress, were honored with “Cesar Chavez Legacy” awards.
The Cesar Chavez Foundation prominently advertised Gomez and Becerra would attend in promotional materials for the gala.
Marc Grossman, media director for the Cesar Chavez Foundation, told Church Militant that Gomez was present throughout the gala. He spoke on the “dignity of immigrants” and advocated for “inclusiveness” and “tolerance.”
“There is no sign the archbishop made any remarks about the pro-abortion Becerra,” Church Militant added.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles didn’t respond to inquiries from LifeSiteNews.
Just days before the March 30 gala, Becerra announced California was charging David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) with 15 felonies for their exposé on Planned Parenthood’s participation in the fetal body parts trade.
CMP’s investigation showed footage of Planned Parenthood workers picking through the body parts of aborted babies in a tray, admitting they alter abortion procedures to obtain more “intact” body parts, and discussing how baby body parts are “just a matter of line items.”
The investigation resulted in a national outcry, including a Congressional investigation that resulted in the referral of abortion providers and collaborators for criminal prosecution.