AUL - More than 30 Groups Join Kagan Investigation Call

More than 30 Respected Organizations Join Americans United for Life Action in Call for “Thorough Investigation” into Kagan Partial-Birth Discrepancies Before Senate Floor Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (7/26/10) - As Senate floor debate begins this week on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court, Americans United for Life Action - joined by more than 30 respected national and state organizations representing concerned citizens across America - sent a group letter to all 100 Senate offices calling for a “thorough investigation” into Elena Kagan’s role in the 1996-97 partial-birth abortion debate before a final floor vote is held.

“A nominee to the highest court in the land must meet our nation’s absolute highest standards of integrity and impartiality,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life Action. “With serious outstanding questions clouding Ms. Kagan’s nomination, we are leading a united effort to ask that the Senate investigate discrepancies between her Senate testimony and the written record on partial-birth abortion before proceeding to a floor vote.”

On July 15th, Americans United for Life Action released a 54-page report examining Kagan’s role in manipulating the medical statements of two major organizations on partial-birth abortion. On July 19th, former Surgeon-General C. Everett Koop issued an open letter to the Senate calling for Kagan’s nomination to be rejected and pointing to the AUL Action report as a resource on this critical issue.

Read the group letter signed by more than 30 organizations by clicking here.

Read AUL Action’s 54-page report by clicking here.

Read a letter by Dr. C. Everett Koop on the Kagan partial-birth abortion issue by clicking here.