WASHINGTON, D.C. – Americans United for Life (AUL) President and CEO, Dr. Charmaine Yoest, called for U.S. Senators to reject Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s appointment to the high court, because “Americans do not support a radical abortion-rights activist taking a fill-in-the-blank approach to the U.S. Constitution.”
The head of the nation’s premier pro-life legal team noted that AUL has done extensive research on Kagan’s background which will be released in the coming days for the media’s use.
Today’s Kagan Brief is available here.
Yoest made the following comments: “President Obama has chosen another activist who seeks to reshape the traditional understanding of the Constitution to suit her personal views. Kagan has been open in her admiration of activist judges who re-write the law to suit themselves and advocated that judges ‘advance’ social policy rather than faithfully applying the law.
“Today’s AUL analysis shows that Kagan has contributed money to the National Partnership for Women and Families, a pro-choice organization with strong ties to Emily’s List and NARAL. She is an ardent abortion supporter, even arguing the federal government is subsidizing ‘anti-abortion speech’ when, in Title X, the federal government is prohibited from referring women for abortion. Ironically, her free speech sentiments do not extend to critics of aggressive activism. She has referred to those who call for respect and adherence to the Constitution ‘irresponsible’ and asserted that their criticism was ‘harmful to our constitutional system and to the value of a judiciary.
“We know that Kagan embraces judicial activism and abortion-on-demand. It’s how she will turn her views into law that is hidden to the American people. Kagan is a stealth candidate; a woman with an open and extreme philosophy but no track record on how she will implement her own judicial activism. Obama is taking too great a risk with America’s future with the Kagan pick.”