[audio:http://www.aul.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/20100701-Senate-Judiciary-Final-Yoest-2.mp3%5D Audio from the testimony of Dr. Charmaine Yoest before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 1, 2010.
[Audio:http://www.aul.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/20100701-Senate-Judiciary-Final-Yoest-1.mp3%5D Audio from the testimony of Dr. Charmaine Yoest before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 1, 2010.
Dr. Charmaine Yoest, AUL’s President & CEO, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on July 1, 2010. Video of her testimony can be found here. A complete transcript of Dr. Yoest’s remarks can be found here. AUL’s press release following the testimony is here. “I […]
Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Elena Kagan Supreme Court nomination, AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest on Thursday told a packed assembly that not only should the Senate reject her nomination, the senators should investigate discrepancies between her written record and her testimony to the committee. Testifying for a second time […]
Video of Dr. Charmaine Yoest’s remarks before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Elena Kagan hearings on July 1, 2010. A link to a complete transcript is also available.
Testimony by Dr. Charmaine Yoest before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 1, 2010: Thank you Chairman Leahy, Ranking Member Sessions, and members of the Committee for inviting me to testify on behalf of Americans United for Life (AUL), the oldest national pro-life public-interest law and policy organization. Our vision at AUL is a nation […]
Dr. Charmaine Yoest, AUL’s President & CEO, has been asked to testify today before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. “I am honored to have the opportunity to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the nomination of Solicitor-General Elena Kagan to the highest court in the […]
AUL’s Clarke Forsythe blogs at NRO’s Bench Briefs: Americans United for Life filed briefs in the Supreme Court in 2006 that recounted how the records in the three federal court challenges were devoid of any peer-reviewed medical evidence showing the safety and efficacy of the procedure or any increased risk to any woman from prohibiting […]
KAGAN TESTIMONY RAISES DISCREPANCIES ABOUT EFFORTS TO LOBBY MEDICAL GROUPS ON PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION AUL Releases Information about Kagan’s Attempts to Politicize the AMA’s Medical Position “We are deeply concerned about Elena Kagan’s conflicting testimony today before the Senate Judiciary Committee,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life. “There are […]
Senator Orrin Hatch (above with Dr. Charmaine Yoest) inserted comments into the record today praising Americans United for Life on the 30th Anniversary of Harris v. McRae. AUL sponsored a reception last week to honor the anniversary. Previously, AUL praised Hatch for his floor speech raising questions about the nomination of Elena Kagan. Click here […]
Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest will add her voice to the distinguished panel of experts testifying on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, calling on the Senate to reject another agenda-driven justice. When she testifies on July 1st, it will be the second time since 2009 that […]
Senator Amy Klobuchar asked Elena Kagan this morning about her judicial philosophy and certain statements she made in her Master’s thesis at Oxford. Senator Klobuchar referenced where Kagan wrote: “U.S. Supreme Court justices live in the knowledge that they have the authority to command or to block great social, political and economic change. At times, the […]
Yesterday at Human Events, Dr. Charmaine Yoest wrapped up the second day of the Kagan hearings with her reaction. At National Review Online’s Bench Memos, Clark Forsythe blogged about Kagan and the confirmation hearings: Feingold and Kagan on the Doe ‘Health’ Exception Overemphasis on Abortion in Confirmation Hearings: A Response to Adam Liptak Also at […]
Senator Herb Kohl, questioning Elena Kagan this morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked “Since we don’t have a judicial record for you, what should we use to evaluate you to see what kind of justice you’ll be, what you’re judicial philosophy will be?” Kagan responded: “Look to my whole life – my tenure as […]
Moments ago, responding to a line of questions from Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Kagan confirmed her belief that “Roe (v. Wade) and Doe (v. Bolton) require” that any state “regulation” of abortion protect the “health” of women seeking abortion. Kagan isolated the Supreme Court’s holding in the 2007 case, Gonzales v. Carhart—which upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban of 2003 without a “health” exception—by stating that the Gonzales decision only pertained to a particular abortion procedure.
Mary Harned writes the following at Human Events: Sen. Hatch questioned Kagan extensively this morning about the Citizens United campaign finance case. Although he did not raise the pro-life issue, this case, and Kagan’s view of the decision, sheds light on how she would rule in cases involving freedom of pro-life speech. Kagan says, “Congress […]