The Suzy B Blog

May 10, 2010
Obama Nominates Kagan to Replace Stevens

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Today President Obama announced Elena Kagan, current Solicitor General and former Harvard Law School Dean, as his choice to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court.

President Obama recently said he doesn’t have a “litmus test” for Supreme Court nominees on their abortion views, but went on to say "I want somebody who is going to be interpreting our Constitution in a way that takes into account individual rights, and that includes women's rights, and that is going to be something that is very important to me."  Although he doesn’t call it a “litmus test,” President Obama clearly wants a justice who believes that the right to an abortion is guaranteed in the Constitution.

Elena Kagan fits this description perfectly.  She publicly criticized a 1991 Supreme Court ruling, Rust v. Sullivan, that upheld the right of the Department of Health and Human Services to restrict funding from groups that performed or promoted abortion.  Additionally, she has expressed her belief that crisis pregnancy centers should be barred from guiding teens in decisions about their pregnancy.

Her career and associations considered, Kagan will be an activist judge.  We need judges who make decisions based on the Constitution, not on personal views.  And we do not need someone to legislate from the bench, but to ensure the Constitution is upheld.

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May 6, 2010
Let's Keep this Ball Rolling

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A Tennessee law that bars insurance plans on the newly created public exchange from covering elective abortion was signed into law yesterday by Governor Phil Bredesen.  This makes Tennessee the second state behind Arizona to pass a law of this sort.  The law was passed in reaction to the recently passed healthcare reform bill that allows insurance plans subsidized by the government to cover elective abortion.  This is one of the many pro-life contentions with the bill.

Tennessee and Arizona are very wise to be proactive in passing this measure before the new healthcare law goes into effect in 2014.  Mississippi and Florida are awaiting their governor’s to sign similar legislation.

The vast majority of Americans don’t want their tax dollars to fund abortion.  Encourage Members of your state legislature as well as the federal legislature to follow in the footsteps of Tennessee and Arizona and prevent tax dollars from funding insurance plans that cover abortion.

Go here to find your local Right to Life chapter with guides to contacting local legislators.  Also, contact your Member of Congress here and tell him or her to support H.R. 5111 the Protect Life Act which will ensure no federal funds flow toward elective abortion in the healthcare bill.

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May 5, 2010
California Pro-Life Group Endorses SBA List Candidate Carly Fiorina


Yesterday the California Pro-Life Council endorsed Carly Fiorina in the California Republican Senate primary.  This exciting news follows Susan B. Anthony List’s April 27 endorsement of Carly.

Carly will be the best candidate to defeat Barbara Boxer and we’re excited to work with CPLC to help her accomplish this win.

The Senate needs a strong pro-life woman and the California Pro-Life Council recognizes this.

From Brian Johnston, Executive Director of California Pro-Life Council:

“Carly Fiorina is clearly the only pro-life candidate who can beat both Tom Campbell and Barbara Boxer. She is 100 percent pro-life, she understands the tragedy that abortion brings into peoples’ lives and she is committed to working for policies that will restore legal consideration for the innocent and vulnerable. California Pro-Life is proud to endorse Carly Fiorina for U.S. Senate.”

Let’s all get behind Carly and elect a great pro-life woman to the United States Senate!

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