Kagan Confirmation Will Be a Pro-Life Disaster

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Elena Kagan, the choice of President Barack Obama to fill the void on the U. S. Supreme Court, is a disaster.

Her confirmation seems a sure thing, and if she is confirmed, it will mean not only that we will have another judge who supports abortion, but we will have one who will make the Constitution mean whatever she wants it to mean—and she wants it to mean some very unconstitutional things.

AUL’s Review Highlights Two Major Concerns about Kagan

The Americans United for Life (AUL) Legal Team has diligently reviewed her past and her programs, and they assure us that she will be one of the worst things that could happen to the Court, and to our cause.

AUL says clearly that Kagan is unqualified to serve on the court for two major reasons:

  1. She will be an agenda-driven judge who will use any source of law at her disposal to gain her desired outcome in a case.
  2. She is a pro-abortion ideologue who will take the court even further that Roe and Doe in denying protection to the unborn.

Kagan, who like any member of the high court, must exercise restraint in applying the law, and not impose her own personal preferences. But we have good reason to believe her decisions will be based on her own preferences.

Proof That Kagan Is Pro-Abortion Is Abundant

What confirms these fears?

Some of her favorite people include Arlen Specter, who suggests using foreign laws for some of the court’s major decisions, Judge Aharon Barak who says there is a basis for “interpretive inspiration” in decision-making, and Senate candidate Elizabeth Holtzman, a rabid supporter of abortion.

She has consistently supported pro-abortion political candidates, office-holders and judges. She has opposed any regulation on abortion. She has clerked for Abner Mikva and Justice Thurgood Marshall, worked for Michael Dukakis and Bill Clinton.

While working for Clinton, she supported partial-birth abortion even over his mild attempt to discourage funding of it, and managed to get him to fund it. She was furious when various medical associations opposed partial-birth abortion.

She supports funding for prisoners’ abortions, wants the states to pay for elective abortions, and believes that the government may make a value judgment favoring abortion over childbirth. She also supports cloning of human embryos for research and favors assisted suicide.

Solicitor General Kagan’s record is clear on the life issues. The AUL review of Kagan concludes:

Kagan’s disregard for the value of human life is at its most vulnerable state creates concern about how she will consider common sense abortion regulations and other cases that will come before the Court. She is deeply hostile to protecting the unborn, even when abortion is not an issue.

Kagan Should Not Be Rubber-Stamped

A Washington Times article calls Kagan,

too political, too leftist, too inexperienced and too disrespectful towards existing law, to be confirmed for the U. S. Supreme Court. What we know about her should disturb fair-minded Americans and should embolden moderate senators of both parties to avoid rubber stamping her for a lifetime appointment. The pressure should be intense not on Republicans, but on Democrats who claim moderation and yet try to explain away Kagan’s history of leftist proselytizing.

The story points out that she has besmirched our military in time of war, is willing to undercut First Amendment free speech and much more—all bad.

We hope and pray that something will happen to prevent her from being found suitable to be another pro-abortion vote on the U. S. Supreme Court, but it looks like the cards are stacked against us.

Pray, brothers and sisters. Pray.

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