All three networks on Thursday morning shifted into full freak out mode as journalists worried about the “gutting” of abortion by conservatives on the Supreme Court. Not even trying to hide where he stood, Good Morning America’s Terry Moran saw “ominous” clues coming from justices like Brett Kavanaugh.
Even though a ruling on Mississippi’s abortion ban is over six months away, the meltdown has begun. GMA co-host Amy Robach opened the show this way: “The end of Roe V. Wade? The Supreme Court appearing ready to upend the abortion rights ruling. What it could mean for millions.”
On NBC’s Today, co-host Hoda Kotb lamented, “Seismic shift? The Supreme Court signals it could walk back abortion rights that have stood for nearly 50 years after hearing the biggest challenge on the issue in decades…. Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance.” Keeping the focus on the abortion side and not pro-lifers, CBS Mornings co-host Nate Burleson lamented, “Access to abortion may be in jeopardy after a day of arguments at the Supreme Court.”
But, by far, ABC’s Moran offered the most disturbed response to the bad day for abortion supporters. He called out Kavanaugh’s openness to overturning Roe as an “ominous” sign:
Kavanaugh changing course from his 2018 confirmation hearing when he said it was settled law, but now Kavanaugh noted ominously the Court has often overruled major precedents.
Ominous for whom? Liberals like Terry Moran? The journalist continued his hyperbolic tone: “The Supreme Court appears primed to upend Roe vs. Wade, a move that would transform and maybe even eliminate a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion in the United States.”
Moran continued to use pro-choice-friendly language, talking about “gutting” Roe: “There are a dozen states at least with laws ready to go if the Supreme Court either overturns or guts Roe vs. Wade. You would have a patchwork of access to abortion across the United States.”
On Wednesday, the networks began the meltdown early, lamenting that the “strong new conservative majority” will doom Roe.
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.