"In 2006, you signed an amicus brief supporting Planned Parenthood's opposition to partial-birth abortion ban; is that correct?" said Graham at Lynch's confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"Yes," said Lynch, "I was one of a number of former Department of Justice officials [who signed it]."
"Although, the amicus brief that we signed was focused on the issue of the facial issues of the law, and how it might impact the perception of law enforcement's discretion and independence," she said.
Abortionists perform partial-birth abortions only on late-term babies. When the abortionist does this procedure, he pulls the child feet first down through his or her mother's birth canal. When only the child's head is left in the mother's womb, the abortionist inserts a scissors into the back of the baby's skull. He then evacuates the baby's brain so the head can pass out of the uterus and the now-dead baby can be pulled entirely out of his or her mother.