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