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The liberal media were disheartened Monday after Planned Parenthood announced it would take a roughly $60 million hit to its funds just so they could carry out more abortions. The new Title X rule put out by the Trump administration bars clinics from referring patients for abortions. CBS Evening News was so distraught that they kicked off their evening programming with the story.
Meanwhile, both ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News relegated the story to new briefs later in their programs.
During the opening tease of stories ahead, floundering anchor Norah O’Donnell boasted that the network “talk[ed] to both sides of the debate”. But in reality, they only allowed 13 seconds for the comments from March for Life president Jeanne Mancini. The full segment lasted two minutes and 41 seconds. That means Mancini’s comments were only eight percent of the full segment (tease not included).
As she was introducing the story, O’Donnell chided how “the rule, pushed by religious conservatives, prohibits clinics from referring women for abortion.”