"Throughout her career, Ms. Kagan has supported the promotion of abortion, even if it includes funding with American tax dollars."
~ Family Research Council Action Letter to Representative Louise Slaughter
WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tom McClusky, FRC Action's Senior Vice President, sent the following letter today to U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) in reference to her May 18, 2010 letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT) and Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-AL):
"In your correspondence, you express concern that the complete lack of a judicial record for President Obama's Supreme Court nominee makes it essential that the committee scrutinize her views on abortion. I agree with you that Ms. Kagan's views on abortion deserve major attention. Having reviewed her record, I assure you she is as pro-abortion as you and other members of your caucus.
"Throughout her career, Ms. Kagan has supported the promotion of abortion, even if it includes funding with American tax dollars. She publicly disagreed with the decision in Rust v. Sullivan that gave the government the right to deny taxpayer funds to groups that perform or promote abortions. A large majority of Americans disagree with her on that position, as did the Supreme Court.
"You seem most troubled by Ms. Kagan's memo to President Bill Clinton in 1997. That memo advised the President to support a 'compromise' allowing for 'health exceptions' to the ban on the gruesome and cruel procedure of partial birth abortion. Rest assured, both pro-life and pro-abortion activists at the time recognized that 'compromise' for exactly what it was. It was a blatant attempt to create a giant loophole rendering the bill meaningless. Fortunately, this 'compromise' was discarded and President Clinton ultimately vetoed the stronger bill, very likely on the recommendation of Ms. Kagan.
"I look forward to the confirmation proceedings and seeing your concerns regarding the abortion issue raised. Americans can then see how far out of the mainstream this nominee is on the legality of elective abortions."
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SOURCE FRC Action