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Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan Attacked Pro-Life Advocates in 1980 Essay

By idaflo | May 11th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Elena Kagan. Perhaps the folks in Washington will use your history to affect our present.

PLEASE Washington, man up.

by Steven Ertelt Editor
May 11, 2010

Washington, DC ( — An essay that Obama Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan wrote in 1980 has been unearthed and it provides some insight into her view of pro-life advocates. The article she wrote for the Daily Princetonian a week after Ronald Reagan’s victory in the 1980 election has Kagan disparaging pro-life advocates.

Reagan won a landslide victory over President Jimmy Carter and Kagan’s essay lamented that victory and had her hoping for a “more leftist left” in the 1984 elections.“Even after the returns came in, I found it hard to conceive of the victories of these anonymous but Moral Majority-backed opponents” of certain pro-abortion candidates, Kagan wrote.She called them “avengers of ‘innocent life’” who were “beneficiaries of a general turn to the right and a profound disorganization on the left.” Douglas Johnson, the legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee noticed the comment and the scare quotes….(continue reading here)

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