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Former CBS reporter Kate Smith told CNN's Brian Stelter the split media coverage of pro-life and pro-abortion demonstrations is "absolutely" misleading.

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  Pro-life activists took issue with Planned Parenthood news content director Kate Smith's declaration on CNN Sunday that equal media coverage of both pro-life and pro-abortion protests following   the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling   is a "distortion of the facts" because a majority of Americans support legal abortion. "Reliable Sources" host Brian Stelter asked Smith, who formerly worked for CBS News, to comment on split screen coverage of individuals cheering and jeering the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 court ruling that legalized abortion.   "That 50-50 split. Isn't that actually misleading? Isn't that actually distorting?" Stelter asked.   "Absolutely, Brian," Smith said. "That is a complete distortion of the facts that we know about how people feel about abortion access, and specifically the legality of abortion." "We know that 8 in 10 Americans want abortion to be legal,"

Prayer ruling: CNN's Toobin frets Supreme Court 'allowing more state involvement with religion'

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The Supreme Court said that a Washington state school district violated the First Amendment rights of a high school football coach when he lost his job after praying at the 50-yard line after games. CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin discusses the court ruling and what the recent decision may mean for First Amendment rights.   CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin argued that the government was becoming more "involved with religion" after the Supreme Court decided that a public school district didn't have the right to stop a high school coach from praying alone after football games.  In Monday's ruling on Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, the court agreed that the Washington state school district had violated the First Amendment rights of former high school football coach Joe Kennedy by firing him over post-game prayers from the field. Reacting to the breaking news on Monday, CNN's Toobin blasted the decision as the court "allowing more state involvement with