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Kagan and Partial Birth Abortion

By on 5.11.10 | 11:43AM

In my column on Elena Kagan for the main site, I wrote:

On Monday, documents surfaced revealing that while working in the Clinton White House, Kagan advised President Clinton to support a compromise bill on banning late-term abortions. But it’s unclear whether such advice tells us anything about her personal views on the issue. 

But Life News reminds us that the measure she supported (being pushed by Tom Daschle) really wasn't a ban on partial birth abortions because it included a health exception that was broad enough to render any ban effectively meaningless, which is why it was strongly opposed by pro-life groups at the time.

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