President Obama has nominated Elena Kagan, a 50-year-old former Harvard Law dean, to the Supreme Court.
Pro-life groups are rightly concerned. Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, calls Kagan “an ardent abortion supporter,” telling LifeNews.com: “Elena Kagan has strong ties to abortion-advocacy organizations and expressed admiration for activist judges who have worked to advance social policy rather to impartially interpret the law.”
Seconding Yoest is Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List. Says Dannenfelser: “Kagan has been a strong supporter of the pro-abortion agenda,” who, among other things, “vigorously opposed the de-funding of taxpayer-funded clinics which promote abortions.” Dannenfelser adds: “If confirmed, Kagan will serve as a rubber stamp for President Obama’s radical pro-abortion agenda.”
Dr. Kevin Roberts of Catholic Families for America calls Kagan “actively hostile … to the unborn.”
From the other side, Terry O’Neill, president of the radical National Organization for Women, says her group “applauds” Kagan’s nomination. No surprise.
Look, here’s the big picture:
Kagan is Obama’s second court pick into a year-and-a-half presidency, the previous being Sonia Sotomayor, another “abortion rights” advocate—and a professing Roman Catholic. Sotomayor, like Kagan, is very young by court standards. Both could live to spend over 30 years on the court—the lifespan of Roe v. Wade itself.
And they are merely two picks by President Obama. Obama will likely next replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With those picks, Obama can ensure three more decades of Roe, which, thus far, has birthed 52 million legal abortions.
Will the next 30-some years of Roe produce another 50 million?
Not necessarily. Join me next week as I consider how America’s Catholics made this tragedy possible, and how we, as Catholics, can try to turn it around.