Robert Bork to Oppose Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan
by Steven Ertelt
June 21, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Robert Bork, the pro-life Supreme Court nominee who abortion advocates derailed during his confirmation process, will publicly oppose pro-abortion Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Wednesday. Bork will appear in a conference call sponsored by Americans United for Life.
The pro-life legal organization tells LifeNews.com it is hosting a conference call featuring Bork tomorrow.
"Borks experience as a Supreme Court nominee is legendary, and the former Solicitor General, acting Attorney General and Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals will bring to the media event all the wit and wisdom that led to two New York Times best-sellers," AUL says in a preview of Bork’s comments.
Bork is the author of bestsellers Slouching Toward Gomorrah and The Tempting of America.
The conservative jurist was nominated in 1987 by then-President Ronald Reagan but the nomination was ultimately derailed by Democrats who controlled the Senate, some of whom are still serving in the chamber.
He became an icon for conservatives and pro-life advocates after his defeat and his name is synonymous with the unfair treatment some other pro-life and conservative nominees have received from abortion advocates in the Senate.
After the 2008 presidential elections, Bork said he was certain Barack Obama would appoint judicial activists to the high court who would continue to uphold unlimited abortions.
The kind of judge he wants is a soft-hearted liberal who will legislate from the bench, Bork, who now holds a legal scholar position with the Hudson Institute, told NewsMax.
He never mentions the meaning of the Constitution as it was originally understood or intended. He talks about the personal qualities of judges as if they were politicians – and maybe in his view they are – and how they should behave as politicians," he adds.
Previewing the retirement that led to Kagan’s nomination, Bork said, he and Gingsburg "will be replaced by liberals, so the only change is you will get younger liberals."
He predicted that, with a solidly Democratic Senate, Obama’s Supreme Court picks would likely have an easy confirmation.
In the past, Bork told Newsmax, despite the fact that Democrats wage really bitter attacks on Republican nominees, when a Democratic nominee with a questionable record on judicial issues is nominated, Republicans did not attack. They fell over backwards and confirmed."
Bork’s comments come as Kagan’s former boss, Bill Clinton, spoke with the New York Times for a weekend news story.
Clinton described his former associate counsel and domestic policy adviser as unfailingly meticulous and a common-sense progressive, who will be fair to both parties.
Professor Gerard Bradley of the Notre Dame School of Law and William Saunders, Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs and Senior Counsel of Americans United for Life, who holds a J.D. from Harvard University, will join Bork on the call.
AUL and LifeNews.com are the sponsors of the Stop Kagan page on Facebook.
Obama’s first Supreme Court nominee was Sonia Sotomayor who is now positioned on the high court to keep abortion legal another three decades.
Pro-life groups have described Elena Kagan as the stereotypical judicial activist and abortion advocate.
She clerked for pro-abortion Justice Thurgood Marshall, whom she lauded, and her writings dating back to her college days are filled with accolades for judges who took the law into their hands and twisted it for a desired outcome rather than relying on the people through their elected officials.
Kagan helped Bill Clinton defend his veto of a partial-birth abortion ban — the gruesome abortion procedure when a baby is birthed halfway and then jabbed in the head with medical scissors, killing him or her. She helped Clinton find political cover for his decision to keep those abortions legal.
Kagan went as far as advocating that the Clinton administration not only ignore but manipulate the opinion of a national medical group that said there was never any medical justification for killing unborn children halfway out of the birth canal.
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