The blog for Massachusetts Citizens for Life: the pro-life movement in the Bay State since 1973.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Kagan vote Thursday - give Brown one more try!
As you know, Senator Brown introduced Kagan because she was from Massachusetts. It seemed that he felt it was polite to vote for confirmation.
MCFL picked up early that she rewrote the medical language of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists so that it appeared that they said Partial Birth Abortion was the best procedure in some cases. Our press release of June 30th is below.
Now all Washinton, DC (except Reid and Obama) is buzzing in outrage over this unethical duping of the Supreme Court. Even Democratic senators, who should be sure votes, are announcing their opposition.
Given the new information since Senator Brown introduced her and given what a dangerous judge she would be, it is worth calling or Fax-ing Senator Brown one more time. Phone: (202) 224-4543, Fax: (202) 228-2646
There are a lot of scary things in government these days. Elena Kagan on the Supreme Court would be near number one. Thank you! Anne
For Immediate Release: For More Information: June 30, 2010 Marie Sturgis (617) 242-4199 Cell (617) 291-2093
Mass Citizens for Life Urges Kerry and Brown
to Vote Against Kagan Confirmation
Boston- Massachusetts Citizens for Life calls on Senators Scott Brown and John Kerry to vote against confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. The organization is concerned that Kagan espouses two ways to change the Constitution: the amendment process under Article 5 and judicial activism.
Ms. Kagan obviously favors the activist approach. An example of this is her intervention in the Partial Birth Abortion Ban debate where she re-wrote the statement by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The AGOC had said that "in the vast majority of cases, selection of the partial birth procedure is not necessary to avert serious adverse consequences to a woman's health." Kagan wanted to defeat the PBAB, so she added that the procedure ..."may be the best or most appropriate procedure in a particular circumstance to save the life or preserve the health of a woman." Many courts overturned the ban on the basis of her language, assuming it was that of the impartial medical experts at the ACOG.
According to Anne Fox, President of MCFL, "In order to influence the outcome of a political case Kagan was willing, as a White House aide, to change the official statement of an organization to which she didn't even belong! This raises serious questions as to whether she can be trusted as a judge. We urge Senators Brown and Kerry not to take the chance with this life-time appointment".