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Dr. Charmaine Yoest on Elena Kagan's Nomination
Contact: Matthew Faraci, Americans United for Life, 202-556-1994, press@aul.org
WASHINGTON, May 10 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Elena Kagan has strong ties to abortion-advocacy organizations and expressed admiration for activist judges who have worked to advance social policy rather than to impartially interpret the law. Americans United for Life will oppose President Obama's attempt to reshape the Court as an activist, pro-abortion institution through which unelected judges will work to impose an out-of-the-mainstream social agenda upon the American people."
President Obama said he wanted a Supreme Court candidate who interprets the Constitution as protecting individual rights, particularly abortion rights. Solicitor General Elena Kagan--an ardent abortion supporter--more than fits the ticket. Kagan not only publicly and repeatedly criticized federal regulations that prohibited recipients of Title X family planning funds from counseling on or referring women for abortions, she argued that the regulations amounted to the subsidization of 'anti-abortion' speech. Kagan will further entrench the Court's self-appointed role as the sole arbiter of abortion policy because she believes the role of judges is to 'advance' social policy rather than faithfully apply the law. Kagan is so admiring of judicial activists that she sought to silence critics of activist judges, attacking them as 'irresponsible' and asserting that their criticism was 'harmful to our constitutional system and to the value of a judiciary.' A Kagan nomination means more power to the Supreme Court to make and impose personal policy and radical beliefs, robbing Americans of the ability to keep law making to themselves and their representatives.