Sen. Sessions Questions Kagan Role in Abortion Veto

Saturday, 17 Jul 2010 10:05 AM

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Sen. Jeff Sessions says Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan misled senators about her role in former President Bill Clinton's decision to veto a bill banning partial-birth abortions.

Clinton vetoed the bill in 1996, when Kagan was a White House adviser. According to LifeNews.com, Kagan's recent testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee made it seem like she was merely a neutral adviser in the administration's debate over the bill. But a report by Americans United for Life paints a different picture

“President Clinton seems to have been disposed to sign the ban, and Ms. Kagan seems to have persuaded him to reverse that position,” LifeNews.com quotes Sessions, R-Ala., as saying.. “In her testimony, Kagan clearly presented herself as a neutral staffer in the process, though this record suggests she was an active player in working to keep partial-birth abortion legal. ...

"The debate over the legislation — in which Ms. Kagan played a major role — was intense, and the vote was much contested. I look forward to studying the facts carefully in an effort to fairly evaluate this contradiction."

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