CNN Fears March for Life: Abortion ‘Is More In Peril Than Ever Before’

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Unlike most in the media, CNN’s Kate Bolduan actually acknowledged the existence of the annual March for Life on Friday’s installment of At This Hour, but instead of highlighting the pro-life movement or even having a debate on the issue, Bolduan used the occasion to warn that the “right” to an abortion has never been in greater jeopardy.

Bolduan launched the segment with all sorts of left-wing framing:

 At this hour protesters are gathering in Washington for a large anti-abortion demonstration. It’s a march held annually since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision: Roe v. Wade. But this year organizers are expecting the rally to be a historic one since the right to an abortion is more in peril than ever before. The Supreme Court considering more than one case this term that could effectively ban a women’s, women’s access to safe and legal abortions.

After introducing correspondent Joe Johns, who was covering the march in Washington, Bolduan continued to cover the pro-life rally with pro-abortion terms, “Joe, there’s no mistaking this is a pivotal moment for a woman’s right to choose.”

Johns agreed, saying, “That’s absolutely right” and proceeded to discuss how those at the March for Life hope that next year’s rally will be different as the Supreme Court is currently hearing multiple abortion-related cases that may overturn or curtail Roe v. Wade.

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He went on to warn against such a move, “That flies in the face, of course, of what we see in the polling, a poll last year by CNN, late last year, indicated more than 2 to 1 of Americans polled said they don’t want to see Roe v. Wade overturned.” 

Once again, the media continue to cite polls that claim Americans support Roe, without also mentioning that the vast majority of voters support restrictions on abortion that Roe does not allow.

This segment was sponsored by CarShield.

Here is a transcript of the January 21 show: 

CNN At This Hour With Kate Bolduan

1/21/2022

11:40 AM ET

KATE BOLDUAN: At this hour protesters are gathering in Washington for a large anti-abortion demonstration. It’s a march held annually since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision: Roe v. Wade. But this year organizers are expecting the rally to be a historic one since the right to an abortion is more in peril than ever before. The Supreme Court considering more than one case this term that could effectively ban a women’s, women’s access to safe and legal abortions. Tomorrow is the 49th anniversary of Roe. Let’s get over to CNN’s Joe Johns, he’s live in Washington with more on this. Joe, there’s no mistaking this is a pivotal moment for a woman’s right to choose. 

JOE JOHNS: That’s absolutely right. And just to sort of underscore what you said a minute ago, it’s been since 1974 they’ve been holding this march, and as always, huge numbers of people streaming in from every direction, this has always been a crowd that contains a lot of Catholic high school students, but many adults as well. I talked to a guy from Detroit who flew in a couple days ago. An expectation here as you said that things are going to be very different, perhaps this time next year, simply because of the 6-to-3 conservative majority in the United States Supreme Court as well as the cases that are before the Court including the Texas case, the Mississippi case, and this expectation that the Supreme Court will do something dramatic to change the standard of Roe v. Wade. That flies in the face, of course, of what we see in the polling, poll last year by CNN, late last year, indicated more than 2 to 1 of Americans polled said they don’t want to see Roe v. Wade overturned. So, for this crowd that continues to protest, regardless of what the Court does, in all likelihood there will still be a lot more for them to do, quite frankly, because as so many people know, the fight over abortion is not just at the Supreme Court, it’s very much state to state. Kate, back to you. 

BOLDUAN: Joe thanks so much for that. Appreciate it. 

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