No Room for Debate: MSNBC Show Excludes Pro-Life Views

NewsBusters | 6/4/2019 | Staff
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On Sunday's Kasie DC show, during a segment on the new abortion laws passed by a number of conservative states, MSNBC host Kasie Hunt only made room for reactions from liberals as Planned Parenthood president Leana Weng and National Urban League president Marc Morial were allowed to participate in the segment.

At 8:35 p.m. Eastern, Hunt introduced the segment by negatively describing the laws as a "rollback of abortion rights" rather than giving it a more positive description of an expansion of rights for unborn babies as she also updated viewers that the last abortion clinic in Missouri may close in the near future: "This week, Louisiana joined the growing wave of states to roll back abortion rights after Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards signed a bill that will ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy."

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She soon added that, if the clinic in Missouri closes, it will be "the first state in this country without access to an abortion clinic since 1974."

Hunt then brought aboard Wen, and began by asking her if she is "confident" or "concerned" about how the court fight will go in Missouri, leading Wen to claim that there is a "state of emergency about women's health" in the U.S. because of the new abortion restrictions, and fretted that Missouri women might have to travel outside the state for "something that should be a right." Even though there is risk in having an abortion, Wen called the restrictions a "public health...
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