Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Elena Kagan Urged Clinton to Outlaw Late Abortions

And I don't see anything about exceptions for rape or incest. It would be so much simpler if the nominee could just come clean about who she is, instead we must put it all together like a puzzle, never knowing for sure if we have all the pieces about our mystery wannabe Supreme Court Justice.

Or we could just trust Obama:

As a White House adviser in 1997, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan urged then-President Bill Clinton to support a ban on late-term abortions, a political compromise that put the administration at odds with abortion rights groups. Documents reviewed Monday by The Associated Press show Kagan encouraging Clinton to support a bill that would have banned all abortions of viable fetuses except when the physical health of the mother was at risk. The documents from Clinton’s presidential library are among the first to surface in which Kagan weighs in the thorny issue of abortion.

Jane Hamsher:

Like Harriet Miers, she doesn’t have a record to tell us how she would adjudicate from the bench. They led a rebellion against the executive branch and the same thing should happen here. I object to appointment somebody that has no track record. . . Accepting Kagan just because people like Obama is wrong. That’s appropriate for American Idol, not the Supreme Court. Nobody knows what she stands for but him. It’s just a cult of personality with Obama. This is the Supreme Court.