Skip to comments.When Kagan Played Doctor
Posted on 07/03/2010 1:37:24 PM PDT by freespirited
Fourteen years ago, to protect President Clinton's position on partial-birth abortions, Elena Kagan doctored a statement by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Conservatives think this should disqualify her from the Supreme Court. They understate the scandal. It isn't Kagan we should worry about. It's the whole judiciary.
Kagan, who was then an associate White House counsel, was doing her job: advancing the president's interests. The real culprit was ACOG, which adopted Kagan's spin without acknowledgment. But the larger problem is the credence subsequently given to ACOG's statement by courts, including the Supreme Court. Judges have put too much faith in statements from scientific organizations. This credulity must stop....
The basic story is pretty clear: Kagan, with ACOG's consent, edited the statement to say that intact D&X "may be the best or most appropriate procedure" in some cases. ...
At the hearing, Kagan said ACOG had told her that intact D&X "was in some circumstances the medically best procedure." But that doesn't quite match her 1996 memo about her meeting with ACOG. In the memo, she wrote that
"we went through every circumstance imaginablepost- and pre-viability, assuming malformed fetuses, assuming other medical conditions, etc., etc.and there just aren't many where use of the partial-birth abortion is the least risky, let alone the "necessary," approach. No one should worry about being able to drive a truck through the President's proposed exception; the real issue is whether anything at all can get through it."
(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...
Kagan’s emails are here, including those she sent.
To see the sent emails, at the linked page click on the “SENT” email section
And you can search for abortion, late term, AMA, ACOG to see much more.
This Fat Little Pig B*tch is quite the dishonest charlatan and vile political hack.
First, that title is disturbing, and I don’t think I even have to explain why.
Second, normally in the legal profession, there’s a term for lawyers who tamper with evidence: former. And occasionally another: convict.
Does anyone need any further evidence that these people have no soul?
How can someone who is to sit on the highest court in the land to reconcile a central premise of the American Republic, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, with murdering a defenseless baby by vacuuming out the contents of its skull at the time of birth.
May Elena Kagen suffer the fate that she seeks to inflict upon her fellow man.
Now Tthey want her on the SC to do the same thing to the Constitution...change the meaning of all the words. The interesting thing is that the longer she undergoes scrutiny by Repub senators the more some even on the left are becoming disenchanted by Kagan as is evidenced by the article.
“Elena Kagan doctored a statement by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.”
This would flunk any student in an honest academic institution and should disqualify her for the Supreme Court. This IMHO should disbar her from practicing law, if the legal profession was a honorable profession which I doubt more and more. I was once asked, in court, whether I believed a attorney’s clients sworn affidavit...Kagan wasn’t under oath, was she./s
ps I didn’t believe the affidavit either. The lawyer was from Philadelphia.
I am expecting a repeat of the Sotomayor experience: that every GOP senator on Judiciary will vote against her except Grahamnesty. That itself will speak volumes should it occur given his professed positions and his status as a JAG officer and member of the bar.
Should he actually be as offended as you and I and vote nay, her nomination would go down in Committee (assuming I am correct that no other Republican on the Committee will support her).
Tampering is a felony. She should have been charged.
I thought of that when she recently referred to the Constitution as an "extraordinary document". It's easy to take that comment as meaning something good or positive, but it actually has a Clintonian hollowness about it. She could as easily have meant "extraordinarily inconvenient to her ideology and agenda".
Kopf, like the rest of us, was apparently unaware that after the ACOG task force formulated its proposed statement, the statement was politically vetted and edited. Kagan's memos and testimony confirm that ACOG consulted the White House and altered its statement accordingly. As a result, the statement reframed ACOG's professional findings to support the policy views it shared with the White House.
All of us should be embarrassed that a sentence written by a White House aide now stands enshrined in the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court, erroneously credited with scientific authorship and rigor. Kagan should be most chastened of all. She fooled the nation's highest judges. As one of them, she had better make sure they aren't fooled again.
“Should he actually be as offended as you and I and vote nay”
Not likely since he values the adulation of the SOB liberals in Charleston and the Washington Post more than he respects the Constitution or the values of the majority of his constituents. He probably deep down considers constituents subjects. There is a nice set of irons in the old Exchange Building basement that I would like to see him attached to for being a traitor.