Action Needed Toward Kagan Recusal on Obama Care

As you probably know, the so-called “healthcare reform” legislation known as “ObamaCare” – which was narrowly passed by Congress (and only after intense pressure tactics from the White House) – is now facing its toughest challenge ever.

It’s being challenged in court over the constitutionality of its key provision of requiring every U.S. citizen to purchase health insurance or else face a penalty.

What’s more, from a pro-life standpoint, Obamacare is an atrocity because it requires health insurance plans to PAY FOR ABORTION! That means YOU would be paying for abortion coverage whether you want to or not every time you pay your insurance premium.

This alone is unconscionable. But as you know, the abortion industry desperately WANTS and NEEDS Obamacare because it would flood their coffers with untold millions of dollarspaid by you and me, of course – at a time when the entire abortion industry is in danger of closing down because of the work of so many good pro-lifers like you.

It’s true. The number of abortion mills in America keeps shrinking – almost on a daily basis. They’re feeling the onslaught of heavy fines, lawsuits, new regulations, criminal investigations, as well as convictions and prison sentences for the baby butchers.

Bottom line? The abortion industry is hurting – BIG TIME.

And that’s why they NEED Obamacare. It will keep them afloat. It will be a source of unrestricted funding for abortion – the likes of which we’ve never seen. It will make the federal government’s subsidies to Planned Parenthood (a million dollars a day) look like chicken feed.

And even though the Obama Administration is quick to deny that Obamacare will force taxpayers to buy insurance policies that cover abortifacient drugs (mistakenly called “contraception”), we now know that this is patently untrue.

Consider this recent disturbing development that’s come straight out of the Obama Administration: In a little-known amendment, the Department of Health and Human Services (under the “Catholic” pro-abortion leader, Kathleen Sebelius) is now going to require Catholic hospitals, schools, and charities to buy health insurance for their employees that cover abortifacients and sterilization – even though these are repugnant to the Catholic conscience, and a clear violation of religious rights.

The Obama Administration doesn’t care. Their goal is to force abortion – in every form – down our throats, no matter what. And Obamacare is the tool they plan to use to achieve their diabolical goals.

This brings us to the current state of affairs.

Right now, with the constitutionality of Obamacare soon to be ruled upon by the U.S. Supreme Court, we have a chance to STOP this abortion free-for-all legislation in its tracks.

How? It’s very simple: You see, right now the Supreme Court is fairly evenly-divided on Obamacare. Just one “swing vote” would make the difference between Obamacare getting the Court’s seal of approval, or being shot down entirely.

Now, it’s unfortunately true that the average U.S. citizen has little or no direct influence (other than prayer and fasting) over how the Court rules on any given case. We could write letters to the Justices until our hands fell off, and it wouldn’t do any good, because the Court does not “represent” the people like Congress does, and therefore isn’t receptive to voter input.

Therefore, in this case, we have to take stock of what influence we can exert over the Court and how it will vote on Obamacare.

Frankly, there seems to be only one way available to us right now – and that is to have Justice Elena Kagan recuse herself from the Obamacare case.

Everybody already knows where she stands and how she will vote. She’s strongly pro-abortion. After all, she’s an Obama appointee, AND she argued for Obamacare when she was the Solicitor General of the United States. Newly revealed documents even show that she was intimately involved in creating the legislation.

Simply put, she should not participate in any case if she worked on it as a lawyer.

And that’s her Achilles heel.

The way our justice system works, any judge who is pre-biased in any way on any case because of prior work on the case (particularly as a government official) is legally and ethically required to not to rule on that case. The judge must “recuse” himself (or herself) and step down, or “sit it out.”

This clearly applies to Justice Kagan when it comes to Obamacare. She should have already recused herself on this particular case because of her work on behalf of Obamacare when she was Solicitor General. But, she admitted in her Senate confirmation hearings that she wouldn’t.

After all, as we know too well, the “normal rules” don’t apply when it comes to abortion.

We call it “The Abortion Distortion” for a reason!

Pro-aborts simply do not play by the rules when something threatens abortion, even in the slightest way. Their hypocrisy and virulence abounds all the more, in fact.

Such is the case here.

Mind you, Justice Kagan has already recused herself on no less than THIRTY different cases that have come before the Supreme Court since she took her seat on the bench. And in each one, it was because she had previously argued for or against one side of the case while she was Solicitor General.

That means she did the right thing on those 30 previous cases.

However, because the Obamacare case involves abortion – and, most importantly, the “blank check” that will save the abortion industry from total financial collapse in the next few years – Justice Kagan is being told by the Obama Administration NOT to recuse herself.

They need her vote on the Supreme Court. Because without her, the Court will almost surely vote against the constitutionality of Obamacare.

This would be bad news for the abortion industry and bad news for President Obama – because his Obamacare is basically the only accomplishment he has achieved since he entered the White House. And now it’s in BIG danger – right during the coming election season.

This is why the pro-life movement is now calling for Justice Kagan to do the right thing and recuse herself from the Obamacare case – just as she’s done on the previous 30 cases where she had a “pre-existing condition” biasing her.

But… surprise, surprise… the Obama Administration – in the form of the U.S. Attorney General’s office – is digging its heels in and refusing to demand that Justice Kagan recuse herself.

Attorney General Eric Holder, who is the one responsible for making sure there’s no conflict-of-interest on the Supreme Court, is completely “stonewalling” Congress on this matter.

He refuses to even take up the issue – stalling for as long as he can until it’s “too late” for Justice Kagan to recuse herself. Delay-and-stall tactics are the hallmark of someone who doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

Suffice it to say that something has to be done NOW to get Justice Kagan to recuse herself from the Obamacare case when it’s heard by the Supreme Court.

Fortunately, there IS something YOU can do!

Right now, an effort is being led by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith – a pro-life Texas Republican – to investigate Justice Kagan’s conflict-of-interest on the ObamaCare legislation.

In fact, Congressman Smith wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder to inform him of the investigation. In his letter, Smith states:

“I write to request relevant documents and witness interviews in order to properly understand U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan’s involvement in health care legislation or litigation while serving as United States Solicitor General.

“In recent weeks, questions have been raised about whether Justice Kagan’s prior work on what became the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) while serving as Solicitor General should disqualify her from hearing challenges to its constitutionality… All parties agree the critical question is the extent of her involvement, as Solicitor General, in formulating the Administration’s legal position on PPACA, which was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010.”

Congressman Smith is being backed by at least 50 other representatives in the House – as well as by pro-life leaders around the country.

In fact, I recently signed a petition spearheaded by the Judicial Action Group – co-signed by more than 85 pro-life and citizens’ group leaders – to ensure that a proper investigation is conducted into Kagan’s qualifications (or lack thereof) to judge the Obamacare case.

Click here to read the full letter!

Likewise, I urge you to take action now and send your own e-mail to Congressman Lamar Smith so that he knows he has the full support of concerned pro-lifers like you.

You can do this quickly and easily by clicking here for the automatic e-mail we’ve already prepared for you. It takes just a few seconds, but it will be worth more than you can imagine if we’re able to get Justice Kagan to recuse herself from the Obamacare hearings when they come before the Supreme Court.

Click here to send the automatic e-mail.

I thank you, in advance, for your willingness to help with this vital and time-sensitive effort.

(This update courtesy of the Priests for Life newsletter. You may contact Priests for Life at PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314; call 1-888-PFL-3448 or 718-980-4400; fax 718-980-6515; mail@priestsforlife.org; www.priestsforlife.org.)