Kagan on Partial Birth Abortion Memo: Yeah, That Looks Like My Handwriting


This is the best Kagan could come up with to explain how she basically re-wrote an important document from the medical community to support her boss’s position on partial birth abortion?

Byron York reported from Day 3 of Elena Kagan’s SCOTUS nomination hearing:

“Did you write that memo?” Hatch asked.

“Senator, with respect,” Kagan began, “I don’t think that that’s what happened — ”

“Did you write that memo?”

“I’m sorry — the memo which is?”

“The memo that caused them to go back to the language of ‘medically necessary,’ which was the big issue to begin with — ”

“Yes, well, I’ve seen the document — ”

“But did you write it?”

“The document is certainly in my handwriting.”

Although Kagan later explained her thinking in the memo — she said she was only trying to help the medical group express its true opinion — and it was clear that she did write the memo, she looked slippery in her attempt to avoid openly admitting that she did so.

Since when does a medical group need help from a White House appointee in expressing an opinion?

Any follow up questions?