Efforts by the watchdog group Judicial Watch to demand that Justice Elena Kagan recuse herself when the Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform) is brought before the Supreme Court later this year resulted in the release of emails between Kagan (back when she was Solicitor General) and a top Department of Justice official.
They unsurprisingly,confirm what pro-lifers have been saying all along about the phony agreement which Democrats have claimed prevented health care reform from creating new abortion funding streams.
Namely,that the executive order signed by President Obama to give cover to Congressman Bart Stupak and his “pro-life” Democrats for them to support health care reform was a sham (emphasis mine):
Kagan,while serving as President Obama’s Solicitor General,exchanged emails with her then-colleagues in the Justice Department indicating her support for the Obamacare legislation when it was under consideration in Congress.Here’s what Tribe means by a “signing statement on steroids” — he means the executive order was little more than a photo-op. Why? Because the president doesn’t write the law – Congress does….
“I hear they have the votes,Larry!! Simply amazing,” Kagan wrote, in an email obtained by Judicial Watch,on the day Obamacare passed through Congress. Larry Tribe,a Harvard Law professor and Supreme Court attorney who served as “senior counselor for access to justice” in the Department of Justice (DOJ),replied to Kagan that the bill’s passage was “remarkable.”
“And with the Stupak group accepting the magic of what amounts to a signing statement on steroids!” Tribe added in delight,and in derision for the pro-life Democrats.