NBC Hypes Connecticut Abortion Bill, Worries Red States Will ‘Push Boundaries’

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On Tuesday’s edition of NBC Nightly News, correspondent Stephanie Gosk hyped a new law in the Democrat state of Connecticut which would prevent women who flee Texas to seek abortions in Conneticut from being sued for breaking the Texas fetal heartbeat law, while simultaneously railing against Republican states that have passed their own laws regulation abortions. 

Gosk opened the segment breathlessly announcing “there’s a new abortion law in Connecticut” before proceeding to explain that the law will expand “abortion access and protects providers like those in this clinic from being sued or even criminally charged by another state.”

She then let Democrat state representative Matt Blumenthal pound his chest and preach that “we’re going to stand up for these rights here in the state of Connecticut.” 

Gosk explained how Blumenthal said the new law he co-authored “was in direct response to the abortion law in Texas and in anticipation of Roe v. Wade possibly being overturned.” 

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Blumenthal admitted that women “are already coming to Connecticut from places like Texas to seek safe and legal care” (AKA deadly abortions). 

After that supportive segment on Connecticut’s abortion bill, Gosk switched gears and attempted to slime Missouri state representative Mary Elizabeth Coleman for authoring a bill similar to the one in Texas which would allow residents to sue abortionists who conduct abortions in violation of state law: 

GOSK: Should a doctor in Connecticut be concerned that they may be sued from a private citizen in Missouri if they performed an abortion on a Missouri resident? 

COLEMAN: No, I don’t think that’s an accurate reading of the law. 

Coleman noted that because whether or not abortion should be legal has been decided by the courts for almost fifty years, “there’s rhetoric that is ramping things up in ways that isn’t particularly helpful.” 

Yet, Gosk fretted to viewers that “anti-abortion states might push boundaries if Roe is overturned” and sought to give pro-abortion states a pass by proclaiming “which is why states like Connecticut are acting quickly.”  

Why are pro-life supporters always labeled “anti-abortion” or “anti-choice” by the leftist media, while abortion supporters are consistently labeled favorably as “pro-choice.” This is how the leftist media shows their bias, through dishonest labeling. 

It should also be noted that you’ll rarely see the media calling out pro-abortion states for “push[ing] boundaries.” 

This pro-abortion segment by NBC was made possible by Liberty Mutual. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased news they fund. 

To read the relevant transcript click “expand”:

NBC Nightly News
5/10/2022
7:09:45 p.m. Eastern

STEPHANIE GOSK: There’s a new abortion law in Connecticut. 

(…)

GOSK: The law expands abortion access and protects providers like those in this clinic from being sued or even criminally charged by another state. 

ELIZABETH BARNES (PRESIDENT, THE WOMEN’S CENTERS):  I am very grateful for it and I think it was necessary in our political climate. 

MATT BLUMENTHAL: We’re not going to sit here with our residents, with our doctors, nurses, our facilities undefended. We’re going to stand up for these rights here in the state of Connecticut. 

GOSK: State representative Matt Blumenthal, who coauthrored the bill, says it was in direct response to the abortion law in Texas and in anticipation of Roe v. Wade possibly being overturned. 

BLUMENTHAL: People are already coming to Connecticut from places like Texas to seek safe and legal care. 

GOSK: Missouri state representative Mary Elizabeth Coleman drafted a bill similar to the one in Texas that would allow private citizens to sue abortion providers. Should a doctor in Connecticut be concerned that they may be sued from a private citizen in Missouri if they performed an abortion on a Missouri resident? 

REP. MARY ELIZABETH COLEMAN: No, I don’t think that’s an accurate reading of the law. 

GOSK: Her bill has not yet been passed. 

COLEMAN: Because the abortion issue has been decided by the courts for so long that taking this back into the state legislatures, there’s rhetoric that is ramping things up in ways that isn’t particularly helpful. 

GOSK: Scholars say the criminal and civil law has not been tested and anti-abortion states might push boundaries if Roe is overturned which is why states like Connecticut are acting quickly. 

MARY ZIEGLER (UC DAVIS LAW PROFESSOR): You see Connecticut looking at that kind of mess and saying, we want clarity. We don’t want to wait for things to shake out in the courts. 

GOSK: What kind of world are we potentially going into if Roe is overturned? 

ZIEGLER: I’m afraid that it’s gonna be a world where this conflict is uglier and messier than the one we’re in now.

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