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Ellen Kagan, the Remorselessly Dishonest SCOTUS Nominee. The Smoking Gun Shows Her To Be An Ardent Partial-Birth Abortion Advocate

Posted by MDViews on July 5, 2010

In 1996, the partial-birth abortion debate pushed the American College of OB/GYN (ACOG) for a scientific opinion on this abortion procedure. A statement from ACOG, the preeminent authority in the country on all things OB/GYN, would carry weight with the Congress and the courts. So ACOG assembled a task force of experts to examine the issue and came up with a document stating, “there just aren’t many [circumstances] where use of the partial-birth abortion is the least risky, let alone the ‘necessary,’ approach.” In other words, ample, safe (in their minds) procedures already existed to perform abortion at that advanced stage of pregnancy—the partial-birth abortion was neither safer nor necessary over other, more studied procedures.

The Clinton White House, knowing the influence this document could have, pressured ACOG meet with them. ACOG initially resisted, but then agreed to meet. Ellen Kagan, our current Supreme Court nominee who worked in the White House at the time, wrote in a memo, “For many months, the folks at ACOG had been unwilling to speak with us about the medical issues surrounding the partial birth ban, but Marilyn Yeager convinced them to do so, and this meeting was the result.” Kagan looked at the ACOG statement and wrote, “[it] would be a disaster — not the less so (in fact, the more so) because ACOG continues to oppose the legislation.” She knew that any expression of doubt by ACOG would severely undermine the case against the ban. Realizing this, she suggested ACOG soften its medical opinion by changing it to read, “[D&X abortion] may be the best or most appropriate procedure in a particular circumstance to save the life or preserve the health of a woman.”

Her suggestion obviously changed the meaning intended by ACOG. However, as one of the major abortion advocate organizations in the country, ACOG changed their treatise to include her exact wording—no changes—in their final draft.

In response, Kagan wrote, “Bruce [Bruce Reed, her boss] — Here’s the final ACOG statement on partial birth. It turned out a ton better than expected.” She was more than pleased.

Later, she did not hesitate to use this statement as a purely scientific opinion by a medical organization. When Clinton was considering his veto of the partial-birth abortion law which passed Congress, Kagan sent him a memo citing ACOG as an independent scientific body and wrote, “An intact D&X, however, may be the best or most appropriate procedure in a particular circumstance to save the life or preserve the health of a woman, and only the doctor, in consultation with the patient, based upon the woman’s particular circumstances can make this decision.” (The phrase includes her contribution.)

This change in wording influenced the courts in large measure. Judge Kopf of the Nebraska court, in striking down the Nebraska law prohibiting partial-birth abortion, cited ACOG and its independence as an expert medical body. He wrote, “Before and during the task force meeting, neither ACOG nor the task force members conversed with other individuals or organizations, including congressmen and doctors who provided congressional testimony, concerning the topics addressed.” His statement was not true. ACOG and the Clinton White House collaborated and both knew that. The judge then cited Kagan’s very language when striking down Nebraska’s ban on partial-birth abortion. The language influenced other courts, Congress and public debate as well.

So, corruption and deceit carried the day. The Clinton White House actively sought and obtained political input on the statement of a scientific body in order bolster support for partial birth abortion. ACOG amended a scientific document to influence public debate and the courts. Both the White House and ACOG deceived the courts by remaining silent on their collaboration. To both groups, the ends clearly justified the means. Neither Kagan nor ACOG has shown remorse. Such duplicitous, naked, bare-knuckled abortion advocacy horrifies me.

Kagan is unfit for the SCOTUS. In fact, she would be unfit for any job in my judgment. What employer would hire a person known to be dishonest without remorse?

ACOG, as a group, should never be trusted on any statement they make regarding abortion. Already, they deny the obvious science showing the negative medical consequences of abortion. Now we see just how far they will go in their advocacy of abortion-on-demand.

2 Responses to “Ellen Kagan, the Remorselessly Dishonest SCOTUS Nominee. The Smoking Gun Shows Her To Be An Ardent Partial-Birth Abortion Advocate”

  1. MDViews said

    Thank you for your comment. Evil is becoming mainstream. Take heart, however. We are just travelers here. This is not our home. If God, in His love for me and by His providence, intends I suffer for Him, yet will I praise Him.

    Matt A.

  2. Tina said

    Thank you, Dr. Anderson, for your exposing what is lying in the darkness. May the Lord have mercy on us.

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