The bottom line is this: In 1996, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a generally pro-abortion organization, shared one of their policy statements with the Clinton administration, which stated that partial-birth abortion was NOT MEDICALLY NECESSARY.
Elena Kagan then PERSONALLY suggested an alteration in the text of ACOG’s policy statement, making it say the exact opposite – that partial-birth abortion was medically necessary in some cases. ACOG made this alteration.
This flagrant, behind-the-scenes distortion of medical science not only influenced the debate over a federal ban on partial-birth abortion (which passed Congress in October 1997, but without enough votes to override President Clinton’s veto), but that policy statement language, written not by doctors but by Elena Kagan herself, was cited by the Supreme Court as reason to overturn Nebraska’s state ban on this barbaric practice.
In other words: Elena Kagan’s meddling with a “scientific” policy statement arguably caused partial-birth abortion to be legal for 6 years longer than it would have been.
This is wrong on so many levels it’s hard to know where to start, but our Senators need to know about this IMMEDIATELY. Kagan’s confirmation hearing is going on as I type this, and her immoral and unethical disregard for science, medicine, and lawmaking should COMPLETELY disqualify her from the Supreme Court nomination.