Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the liberal media have been engaged in an abortion disinformation campaign seeking to terrify women into believing miscarriages will be criminalized and women will die from medical complications related to pregnancies. It’s been so sinister that it would make even the Russians jealous.
In turn, it made sense CBS would spend Tuesday and Wednesday worshipping Dr. Caitlyn Bernard, the Indiana abortionist who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio.
The interview first aired on Tuesday’s CBS Evening News with anchor Norah O’Donnell, who said Bernard’s interview came amid protests in Indiana over a debate among lawmakers for an abortion ban with exceptions for rape, incest, and the life of the mother. Of course, O’Donnell chose to deceive viewers by leaving out that last exception.
Bernard led off with lies, arguing Americans have realized that not having abortion on demand is “not what they want for children, for women, to be put in these situations of life-threatening conditions, of traumatic pregnancies.”
Again, Indiana’s proposed law would grant an exception for the life of the mother.
After a question about whether it’s unheard of for really young women to have been raped and want an abortion (it isn’t), O’Donnell lobbed softballs about whether her feelings have been hurt by the public backlash (click “expand”):
O’DONNELL: When your name was publicly attached to this case, the attorney general of Indiana said he would investigate you. What was your reaction?
BERNARD: It's been really difficult.
O’DONNELL: Have you felt threatened?
BERNARD: Yes, yes, I have. And it — you know, it shows how, you know, abortion, instead of being part of healthcare — which it is — a needed, life-saving procedure — which it is — has been used to create a wedge between people politically and personally.
O’DONNELL: Indiana's attorney general Todd Rokita described you as an abortion activist acting as a doctor. How do you respond to that?
BERNARD: I'm a physician. I spent my entire life working to have this position, to be able to take care of patients every single day.
O’Donnell did ask whether she “violate[d] privacy laws” in having story go public and “failed to report any recent abortions,” but Bernard said no to both and O’Donnell didn’t press any further.
The fluff and lies continued as O’Donnell fretted: “How would you describe how things have changed since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade?”
Bernard replied that she’s heard “stories of people in dire circumstances, complications of their pregnancies or traumatic situations and...not able to get it,” but again, the Indiana law would protect the mother and, as National Review’s Alexandra DeSanctis explained, the same can be said for pro-life laws nationwide.
O’Donnell’s final two questions were also of the syrupy variety with the first lamenting the Supreme Court has altered what Bernard “spent” her “life” and “career” doing, which was, in O’Donnell’s truly ghoulish wording, “taking care of — and providing care for women and babies.”
Here again, Bernard lied by claiming the Dobbs decision “will affect our ability to take care of miscarriages,” “our ability to take care of complications in early pregnancy that could kill someone,” and “provide infertility treatments.”
To sound like a broken record, none of this is true and pro-life states have been clear about that.
To close out, O’Donnell invited Bernard to “address concerns by conservatives or those with deeply held religious beliefs that abortion is immoral and wrong.”
Bernard insisted that “if you don't believe that you would have an abortion, then don't have one” and thus one shouldn’t “stop other people from accessing medical care that they need.”
Considering the Obama administration sued nuns and a Biden administration order would force religious hospitals (such as Catholic-backed institutions) to perform abortions, that’s also a lie.
Most the interview reaired on Wednesday’s CBS Mornings and, afterward, the co-hosts swooned over how she was “very powerful” in making an argument of “simplicity” that should make sense to everyone (click “expand”):
VLADIMIR DUTHIERS: I think the point that she makes at the end there —
GAYLE KING: Is very powerful.
DUTHIERS: — is key. It’s critical because —
KING: Believe it's wrong and it — it's against what you believe, then don't have one.
NATE BURLESON: Don't have one.
KING: The simplicity in which she said it makes you go, oh, okay.
BURLESON: Puts it in perspective.
KING: I thought so.
DUTHIERS: Yeah, I agree.
Unfortunately, the abortion cheerleading from the Hoosier State began a news cycle earlier as Tuesday’s CBS Mornings boasted of “[t]housands of demonstrators” swamping the state Capitol building to try and thwart the efforts by state lawmakers to the point that “they drowned out debate inside the chamber.”
This abortion propaganda was made possible thanks to the endorsement of advertisers such as Lactaid (on CBS Mornings) and Red Lobster (on the CBS Evening News). Follow the links to see their contact information at the MRC’s Conservatives Fight Back page.
To see the relevant CBS transcripts, click here (for July 26's CBS Mornings), here (for July 26's CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell), and here (for July 27's CBS Mornings).