By: Guest Authors

A.L.L. Wants Answers: Does The Constitution Apply to Some Human Beings Or All Human Beings

Washington, DC (10 May 2010) – American Life League President Judie Brown issued the following statement on the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

“On this Monday morning the 51 percent of Americans who self-identify as “pro-life” are demanding answers to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s rabidly pro-abortion and anti-marriage record.

“Kagan’s 2009 confirmation hearings for solicitor general reveal her deep adherence to stare decisis when it comes to ‘a women’s right to terminate her pregnancy,’ yet Kagan has demonstrated her willingness to depart from established law in regards to homosexual issues.

“Kagan swore in the hearings to represent ‘with vigor’ interests of the United States ‘even when they conflict with my own opinions,’ yet in August 2009, the Department of Justice under Kagan’s watch, filed a reply brief in a California case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act.

“Clearly, Kagan has demonstrated a record of interpreting the law in the light of homosexual, pro-abortion activism.

“What’s at stake here is the core constitutional question that passionately divides the country – does our Constitution seek human rights for all human beings or merely some human beings? Kagan’s answers to her 2009 confirmation hearings provide clear insight into her future judicial philosophy.

“Will President Obama’s nomination of Solicitor General Kagan be another example of his continued disregard for human rights in favor of advancing his favorite pet political agenda – abortion on demand courtesy of the American tax dollar?

“With the nomination of 50-year-old Kagan, will President Obama assure his long-lasting assault on the most fundamental human right of personhood?

“As President Obama races against the election clock, he has worked to undermine many of the American values and principles that make this nation the greatest on Earth. Despite his best efforts to assail human rights through nominations so blatantly anti-life, anti-marriage and anti-personhood – the voice of the American people – of the 51 percent of Americans who self-identify as “pro-life” will have the last say.”

American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.

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