Day two of CNN’s outrage over the Supreme Court declining to block the Texas law that bans most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. On Wednesday, we noted substitute New Day host Kaitlan Collins claiming the Texas law “predominantly affect[s] lower-income women.” Collins thereby ignored the countless unborn babies whose lives will be saved as a result of the law.

On Thursday, CNN brought in liberal author Irin Carmon to condemn the ruling, and to take particular aim at Senator Susan Collins. In voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Collins had expressed confidence that he would not overturn Roe v. Wade. Carmon is the co-author of the Ginsburg hagiography, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The network also featured Laura Jarrett melting down over the Court’s “end-run around Roe.” 

As you’ll see from the screencap and video, Carmon was exceedingly animated in her horror over the SCOTUS ruling, and her condemnation of Collins for voting to confirm Kavanaugh when “everyone” knew her claim that he wouldn’t overturn Roe was “false.”

Here’s CNN’s Jarrett (daughter of Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett) raging about an “end-run around Roe.”

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LAURA JARRETT: This was sort of the moment everyone was waiting for after they had essentially refused to act the day before. They finally break their silence, and they do it in a very short order, just a short paragraph, unsigned opinion, from the Court’s more conservative wing here, essentially saying, you can come back later, but for now, this Texas law stands.

The Court says, we essentially, we don’t have any game here,  because it isn’t a federal official who’s actually the one in charge of enforcing it, it’s these private plaintiffs. We don’t have anything to pick up here. So essentially, the Court is saying you can come back another day, but for now this law stands. Which is essentially incredible, doing an end-run around Roe in less than a page.

But beyond her condemnation of Collins and the Supreme Court ruling on the Texas law, Carmon also managed to display her great trans-sensitivity. At one point, she said:

Roe v. Wade said a woman—or pregnant person—has a right to end their pregnancy before viability.”

Yes, Carmon wouldn’t want anyone to imagine she thinks that only a woman can be pregnant!

Note also Carmon branding as “vigilante justice” and “bounty hunters” citizens who, under the Texas law, are empowered to bring suit against people who, in violation of the law, aid or abet abortions.  Perhaps Carmon would tell us: if someone who acts to stop illegal abortions is a “bounty hunter,” what would she call people who perform illegal abortions?

CNN’s second day of condemning the Supreme Court ruling let the Texas abortion law stand was sponsored in part by by Liberty Mutual and GoodRx.

Here’s the transcript. Click “expand” to read more. Note: Mark Finkelstein has a B.S. from Cornell University, an Ed.M. and a J.D. magna cum laude from SUNY Buffalo, and an LL.M. from Harvard. He lives in Ithaca, NY where he hosts “Right Angle,” a local political talk show. Finkelstein is a Contributing Editor at MRC’s NewsBusters blog, where this article originally appeared.

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