Shortly before 4:00 PM [yesterday], the Senate voted to confirm pro-abortion, homosexualist activist Elena Kagan as the replacement for Justice John Paul Stevens as a member of the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
“Elena Kagan will emerge as one of the Supreme Court’s most agenda-driven, reliably pro-abortion Justices,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life Action.
The 63-37 vote was sufficient to override any possibility of a last-minute filibuster. Five Republicans voted for her: Sen. Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-IN), Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Sen. Susan M. Collins (R-ME).
News of Kagan’s accession to the Supreme Court comes shortly after U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that the California Proposition 8 ban of same-sex marriage violated the equal protection and due process clauses of the U.S. Constitution. The case is expected to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court of which Kagan with then be a member.
Kagan is a known activist for “gay rights,” who opposed allowing military recruiters on Harvard law school’s campus because of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. The Supreme Court is also likely to vote on Gill et al. v. Office of Personnel Management over the next two years; this case asks the Supreme Court to overturn the federal definition of marriage as a union of husband and wife in the Defense of Marriage Act.
Unborn-rights advocates have expressed serious concern about Kagan’s alteration of medical testimony on partial-birth abortion from the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) in 1997.
“It is deeply troubling that the Senate voted to confirm Ms. Kagan without fully investigating her role in manipulating medical evidence during the partial-birth abortion debate in 1996-97,” said Dr. Yoest. “The American people want fair and impartial judges, and Justice Kagan’s negative impact will be felt for decades to come.”
ACOG’s original testimony declared that the group “could identify no circumstances under which this procedure … would be the only option to save the life or preserve the health of the woman.” Fearing that this statement could lead to a ban on partial-birth abortion, Kagan turned the statement on its head by interpreting it to say that partial-birth abortion “may be the best or most appropriate procedure in a particular circumstance to save the life or preserve the health of a woman.”
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee had approved her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court in a 13-6 vote on July 20, paving the way for her consideration by the Senate. Sen. Lindsey Graham cast the only Republican vote for Kagan at that time.
See related stories on LifeSiteNews.com:
Kagan Partial-Birth Abortion Role ‘Seriously Compromised’ Federal Court Testimony: Report http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jul/10071607.html
Kagan Sought to Twist another Medical Statement on Partial-Birth Abortion: AUL http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jul/10071409.html