Following radical pro-abortion activists taking to the streets across the country on Saturday, the leftist broadcast networks quickly went to work cheering on the protesters “marching for themselves and for their daughters” and fighting against the “threat” of pro-life policies. Reporters particularly hyped the “passion” of demonstrators “calling out lawmakers and the Supreme Court.”
“Marching for themselves and for their daughters,” correspondent Raf Sanchez heralded on NBC’s Sunday Today. He gushed: “Thousands of women from coast to coast took to the streets in defense of reproductive rights.” The reporter dourly added: “Those rights, they feel, under fresh assault across the country.”
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A soundbite ran of Planned Parenthood president Alexis McGill Johnson telling a crowd of supporters in Washington, D.C.: “This year alone we have seen nearly 600 restrictions introduced in 47 states. So no matter where you live, no matter where you are, this fight is at your doorstep right now!”
Sanchez described the “battle” ahead:
The front line of this new abortion battle – Texas. A restrictive new law, now enforced for a month, bans abortions once a fetal heart beat is detected….The Supreme Court letting the law go into effect without hearing arguments, sparking new fears conservative justices may soon strike down Roe vs. Wade….A struggle to defend a woman’s rights to choose. A right under threat like never before.
On ABC’s Good Morning America on Sunday, co-host Juju Chang announced: “As we know, we’ve seen lots of passion at marches from coast to coast this weekend in support of reproductive rights, as several states work to tighten restrictions on abortion.” Correspondent Faith Abubey followed by proclaiming:
They streamed into D.C.’s freedom plaza by the thousands, demanding to be heard and seen. And they were angry, holding signs, chanting, ‘My body, My choice,’ and they were calling out lawmakers and the Supreme Court to protect the rights of women to choose. And it wasn’t just here in D.C., there were more than 650 sister marches across the country from New York to California…
After playing clips of a series of pro-abortion activists expressing disgust at there being any debate over the issue, Abubey channeled more talking points: “Well, these marches come at a pivotal time for the abortion rights movement. Several rally-goers told us they were motivated to come out after seeing Texas enact its new controversial law which bans abortions around six weeks.”
She touted how “here in D.C., a roster of speakers fired up that crowd, and then they marched straight to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Of course the vile rhetoric of those extreme speakers was completely left out of the network coverage.
On Monday’s CBS Mornings, correspondent Jan Crawford warned of the Supreme Court “taking up a host of contentious social issues, they’ve got gun rights, religious rights, and the most divisive of all, abortion.” Amid footage of the protests, the reporter sympathized: “Over the weekend, protesters left no doubt what’s at stake….The most significant challenge to Roe vs. Wade in a generation.”
Crawford saw political doom for the high court: “The case comes with the court already in the political spotlight. Polls show public opinion of the court has declined.”
These are same networks that steadfastly ignore the massive March for Life in D.C. every year. Yet, pro-abortion marches organized by radical leftists are instantly a major news event.
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LifeNews.com Note: Kyle Drennen is an MRC News Analyst and a graduate of Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science. This was originally posted on the Media Research Center blog NewsBusters.