The grisly promoting of abortion on network television continued on Friday as CBS This Morning stood in “awe” of an elderly abortion activist who is fighting Texas’s “so-called” heartbeat bill. Talking to Poppy Northcutt, a 77-year-old who volunteers at abortion clinics, reporter Kate Smith marveled that people still oppose abortion: “Are you surprised that we’re having this conversation today about whether or not Roe V. Wade survives?”
The co-hosts could barely contain their disdain for Texas as Gayle King cheered, “I’m in awe of Poppy Northcutt, though.” Co-host Tony Dokoupil complained about the particulars, including a provision allowing private citizens to sue violators of the pro-life legislation: “Incredible law. I’m a little uncomfortable with empowering private citizens and rewarding them for policing their neighbors and friends and getting 10 grand for it.”
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During the brief time in which Smith allowed one of the co-sponsors of the bill to talk, she demanded, “Do you think this law will go into effect?”
Of course, the CBS hosts began by hailing a Texas teen who hijacked her graduation speech to complain about the law. Gayle King marveled, “wow.” On Friday’s Good Morning America, reporter Linsey Davis appeared shocked that the girl in question wasn’t getting more hate from conservatives.
LifeNews.com Note: Scott Whitlock is a news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing writer to NewsBusters, its blog where this item first appeared. Scott’s blogs have been featured in the “Inside Politics” section of the Washington Times and linked to on the Drudge Report. He is a graduate of George Mason University. This originally appeared at Newsbusters.