Kagan Helped Defend Late-Term Abortion Ban Veto
June 4, 2010 - 2:34 PMAs 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.
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