CNN Host Rolls Out Red Carpet for Abortion Clinic Owner to Strike a Moral Pose

By Brad Wilmouth 

Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post at Newsbusters and is reposted with permission.

Over the weekend, CNN host Fredricka Whitfield reacted to the new Florida and Oklahoma laws restricting abortion by bringing on abortion clinic owner Amy Hagstrom Miller, who has been a frequent guest on the liberal news network over the last several months.

Correspondent Nadia Romero set up the segment with a pre-recorded piece recalling the recent passage of the new laws, and highlighted the concerns of pro-abortion activists. Whitfield began by teeing up Miller: “So your reaction to these new laws?” It prompted Miller to complain:

It’s sad to see this because these values and these laws do not represent the feelings and beliefs of the majority of people in this country. Most people support access to safe abortion to be local in their communities. All of us knows somebody and loves somebody who’s needed an abortion at some point in their lives. And our loved ones deserve respect and compassion. They don’t deserve to be forced to travel and sort of navigate the stigma-ridden, shame-filled abortion restrictions.

“All our loved ones deserve respect?” Someone in the abortion isn’t loved.

As Whitfield served up softballs to her guest, Miller further asserted that “These laws are designed to confuse people — to scare people…”

The pro-abortion activist has been a recurring guest on Whitfield’s show to complain about new abortion restrictions. Back in October, Whitfield began: “Amy, so good to see you again. So now give us the latest. And how are you gauging desperate measures women are taking to get care across state lines right now?”

In September, Whitfield cited President Joe Biden calling Texas’s pro-life law “almost un-American,” and even used the uber-politically correct term “pregnant person” as she set up a segment with Miller.