Documents reviewed Monday by The Associated Press show Kagan encouraging Clinton to support a bill that would have banned all abortions of viable fetuses except when the physical health of the mother was at risk. The documents from Clinton's presidential library are among the first to surface in which President Barack Obama's new choice for the high court weighs in on the thorny issue of abortion.Kagan in '97 urged Clinton restrict late abortions | ajc.com
Knowing as little as we do about Ms. Kagan, it's entirely possible that she could become Mr. Obama's David Souter. There has been some rumbling among the left that Kagan could actually shift the overall makeup of the Supreme Court to the right. Stevens' positions on Roe and other matters near and dear to the lefty's heart were well staked out. Kagan's, not so much. Yes, she lamented the demise of socialism. Yes, she doesn't particularly care for the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy and went so far as to try booting military recruiters from her Harvard campus. But she has absolutely no experience as a jurist, and her legal writings don't sound like the ramblings of a stark raving lunatic.
At any rate, it will be interesting to see how the Planned Parenthood and NOW types chew, swallow and digest the news that, at least on late term abortions, she stands in apparent conflict with the President.