CNN Fails to Mention Group Backing Hilary Clinton Extreme on Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 5, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

CNN Fails to Mention Group Backing Hilary Clinton Extreme on Abortion Email this article
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by Steven Ertelt Editor
November 5,

Atlanta, GA ( — CNN is under fire for a report on a leading abortion advocacy group backing Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. As previously reported, Emily’s List says it plans to contact and organize 100,000 women in Iowa to help the pro-abortion New York senator capture the Democratic nomination for president.

However, CNN reporter Carol Costello made no mention of Emily’s List’s pro-abortion views or its endorsement criteria — which make it so only female Democratic candidates who favor partial-birth abortions and taxpayer-funded of abortion can get its support.

Costello’s report aired on the November 1 "The Situation Room" and she described the news this way: “Two thousand eight could well be the year of the woman, or rather the single, anxious female. According to new research by Emily’s List, a political network for Democratic women, they might just put Hillary Clinton in the White House.”

Ken Shepard of the Media Research Council commented on the biased report, saying, “Costello left out the central, defining aspect of a liberal political action committee.”

He talked about how CNN put up an image of Emily’s List web site, “Yet the very same Web site declares the group to be "the nation’s largest grassroots political network" that is "dedicated to building a progressive America by electing pro-choice Democratic women to federal, state, and local office."

Shepard continued, “Hammering home the point that the abortion issue is THE litmus test for candidate funding, the Web site answers the question "Who is EMILY" by among other things asserting that she’s "every woman who’s ever had to defend her right to be pro-choice. She’s every woman who’s ever had to explain her choice not to have a child."