Over the weekend, CNN Newsroom host Ana Cabrera seemed to fret over the possibility that the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion is “under threat” as she gave pro-abortion activist Gloria Allred a sympathetic forum to complain about the possibility of an abortion ban.
Early on, the CNN host seemed taken aback that many Americans still wish to ban the killing of unborn babies as she asked Allred if she “can believe that this is still a question — still under threat from a potential new Supreme Court.”
At 7:20 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, Cabrera introduced the segment: “The Supreme Court shakeup putting abortion rights supporters in panic mode over Roe versus Wade. Justice Kennedy’s looming retirement may put at risk the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion rights.”
She soon added: “Jane Roe and her lawyers finally winning for all U.S. women the right to legally and safely end a pregnancy.”
After bringing aboard Allred as a guest, she asked her first question: “Gloria, can you still believe that this is still a question — still under threat from a potential new Supreme Court in 2018?”
The pro-abortion activist complained about those whom she called “anti-choice” who are making abortion “now threatened in a way it’s never been threatened before.”
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After Allred recalled her experience of nearly dying from an infection after getting an abortion before it was legal to do so, Cabrera followed up: “I mean, that’s what they called a back-alley abortion at that time. I mean, do you worry about the past or history repeating itself?”
The CNN host then fretted over the “future of abortion rights” by bringing up the two Republican U.S. Senators who are opposed to overturning Roe v. Wade. Here’s Cabrera: “How important are Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski — also a pro-abortion rights advocate — for the future of abortion rights in this country?”
Cabrera did not discuss the issue with any pro-life guests, and clearly approached her interview with Allred from the point of view of assuming abortion should remain legal as she used words like “risk” and “under threat” to suggest there would be something wrong with restricting abortion.
LifeNews.com Note: Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst for the Media Research Center and a graduate of the University of Virginia. This column originally appeared on the NewsBusters web site and is reprinted with permission.