Sunday, March 29, 2009

Senate Confirms Pro-Abortion Obama Nominee Kagan for Solicitor General

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by Steven Ertelt, Editor
March 20
, 2009

Washington, DC ( -- The nomination didn't create much of a buzz or opposition, but the Senate voted on Friday to approve Elena Kagan to serve as Solicitor General. However, the selection of Kagan could have a tremendous impact as she will become the attorney who represents the government before the Supreme Court. Because the Solicitor General defends the laws of the United States, Kagan would be in a position to defend laws that either support or oppose abortion. The Senate voted 61-31 for Kagan's nomination with a solid group of pro-life advocates opposing the nomination. The Senate's small cadre of pro-abortion Republicans joined Senate Democrats in approving her for the prestigious position. Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the pro-life women's group Susan B. Anthony List, told her organization urged pro-life advocates to ask their members of the Senate to vote no on Kagan, who has a longstanding pro-abortion position. "In the past Kagan has been a strong supporter of the pro-abortion agenda," Dannenfelser explains. "She has vigorously opposed the de-funding of taxpayer-funded clinics which promote abortions, despite the fact that a majority of Americans do not want their tax dollars to fund abortion providers." Full story at

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