CBS Again Offers Platform for Planned Parenthood President to Cheer Abortion

After an embarrassing leadership shake-up at Planned Parenthood, CBS is welcoming the organization’s new President and giving her a platform to push a radical pro-abortion-agenda. CBS This Morning on Tuesday previewed an interview with Alexis McGill Johnson. In a CBSNews.com version of the interview, reporter Katie Smith offered this softball: “What is at stake here with women’s reproductive health care decisions?” 

On This Morning, guest co-host Michelle Miller repeated Planned Parenthood talking points, saying, Johnson “told us she's ready to fight to preserve the protection in Roe v. Wade.” 

The journalist fretted, “This year, six states have passed so-called heartbeat bills that prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. That's usually around six weeks into pregnancy, before some women even know they're pregnant. And Alabama passed a near-total abortion ban with the only exception being if the pregnancy puts the mother's health at risk.” 

 

 

After Dr. Leana Wen was forced out at Planned Parenthood, This Morning co-host Gayle King mourned the firing of the “passionate” activist. Earlier this year, co-host Tony Dokoupil interviewed Wen, praising, “ I do want to point out, donations are going up.” 

The full interview with the new president will air on the CBS streaming platform CBSN. 

A transcript of the CBS This Morning segment is below. 

CBS This Morning
7/30/19
8:07

MICHELLE MILLER: The new leader of Planned Parenthood is talking to CBS news about growing restrictions on legal abortion in America. In her first interview since being named acting president and CEO, Alexis McGill-Johnson told us she's ready to fight to preserve the protection in Roe v. Wade. This year, six states have passed so-called heartbeat bills that prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. That's usually around six weeks into pregnancy, before some women even know they're pregnant. And Alabama passed a near-total abortion ban with the only exception being if the pregnancy puts the mother's health at risk. 

ALEXIS MCGILL JOHNSON:  I think that, you know, we are very concerned about roe, obviously. We have a court that hangs in the balance. We have several cases that hang 
in the balance. I think all of these things are chipping away at women's reproductive freedom. So, what's the stake is our ability and our access to control our own, you know, our own lives through our reproductive choices.  

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