On New Day Sunday, as CNN plugged its upcoming special celebrating liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the show gave pro-abortion activist Gloria Allred a forum to gush over Ginsburg's legal career, in which she specifically took time to plug her support for making abortions easier to get.
At 6:28 a.m. Eastern, CNN co-host Christi Paul flubbed Ginsburg's initials as she set up the segment:
RGB -- this is a film about the life and the work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It premieres tomorrow night on CNN. She's earned countless titles and accolades during this ground-breaking legal career. And I spoke to victims' rights attorney Gloria Allred about Ginsburg's impact on the fight for gender equality.
She then cut to a prerecorded interview with Allred in which the liberal activist began by proclaiming: "I think she's the most important justice on the Supreme Court that we've ever had."
She soon added that "she's been a consistent voice for gender equality, for saying that laws passed by states that discriminate against women solely on account of their sex -- solely on account of our gender -- violate the equal protection clause of the United States Constitution."
When allowed later to elaborate on Ginsburg supporting women's rights, abortion was the only issue she spent any time discussing. Paul asked Allred about "that 'strangulation' that she (Ginsburg) referred to when she said, 'Take your feet off our necks.'"
The liberal activist launched into supporting abortion as she responded:
Laws which restrict women -- for example, in the abortion case she decided from Texas -- laws which restrict abortion services to women unduly burden a woman's right to choose abortion. And, yes, that is something that is meaning the government is putting its foot on our neck -- on our shoulders -- holding us down, subordinating us, denying us fairness and equal rights under the law.
Paul then followed up by asking Allred about why her support for Roe V. Wade is "personal" for her: "I know that you've got -- as many, many, many people do -- this concern regarding eventual overturning of Roe versus Wade. Help us understand why that is so personal for you."
Allred recalled her experience of becoming ill after getting an illegal abortion which she has previously recounted on CNN.