Kagan amended medical statement to support partial-birth abortion
Catholic World News - June 30, 2010
Elena Kagan, who has been nominated by President Barack Obama for a seat on the US Supreme Court, inserted a crucial phrase into a 1996 document that was used to defend the legality of partial-birth abortion, National Review reports.
Kagan, who was working on the White House staff in 1996, amended a statement from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to say that the partial-birth abortion procedure “may be the best or most appropriate procedure in a particular circumstance to save the life or preserve the health of a woman” in some cases. Although Kagan has no medical training, the group accepted her amendment.
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