Tiffany Cross open with the latest on the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, and what it means for the future of abortion rights.
During the opening monologue of MSNBC’s The Cross Connection, host Tiffany Cross railed against Friday’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Cross claimed that the right to choose an abortion is a "human right" and that the Supreme Court is forcing the entire country to abide by "Christian doctrine." She also berated Democratic voters, saying she and her fellow pundits warned them this would happen. The liberal host repeatedly referred to Justice Amy Coney Barrett as a "handmaiden," a reference to both Barrett's religious upbringing and the TV show The Handmaid’s Tale, a series about women forced to give birth in a society run by tyrannical, theocratic patriarchs. Cross opened her show by announcing the news of the end of Roe v. Wade in dark, dramatic fashion. She stated, "Today, for the first time in 49 years, American women are waking up with less rights than we had yesterday. After the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade."