Kagan Helped Defend Late-Term Abortion Ban Veto

June 4, 2010 - 2:34 PM
As a domestic policy adviser to former President Bill Clinton, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan helped defend the veto of a measure that would have banned late-term abortions with few exceptions.
Washington (AP) - As a domestic policy adviser to former President Bill Clinton, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan helped defend the veto of a measure that would have banned late-term abortions with few exceptions.
 
Files handed over to Congress by the William J. Clinton Presidential Library reveal Kagan's role playing defense against a Republican Congress that was trying to place new limits on abortion rights.
 
Kagan helped Clinton articulate his support for a narrow health exception to the late-term abortion ban.
 
The memos and notes are part of a a 46,500-page batch of records released Friday.