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VIDEO: Dylan Ratigan, Eliot Spitzer, Marcy Wheeler On Elena Kagan & The Supreme Court


My Twitter pal 1Kecko linked me to this:

As a White House adviser in 1997, Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama's new Supreme Court nominee, urged then-President Bill Clinton to support a ban on late-term abortions. [...]

Kagan [encouraged] Clinton to support a compromise bill that would have banned all abortions of viable fetuses except when the health of the mother was at risk.

The compromise failed. Just one more piece of information to consider.

This should come out in the confirmation hearings. Let's hope they are informative and not just a waste of air time and yet another excuse to be combative and preachy. Political grandstanding is so last hearing ago.

No, I'm not that naive. Just expressing my frustration and being a little hopeful. The moment is over now.