CBS Scoffs: Texas Law Defends 'So-Called Fetal Heartbeat'

Scott Whitlock | September 2, 2021
Font Size

[See NewsBusters for more.] CBS This Morning on Thursday reacted to the big, breaking news that the Supreme Court has refused to halt Texas’s bill banning abortion after six weeks. Reporter Ben Tracy dismissed it as stopping abortion “once a so-called fetal heartbeat is detected.” He also spun the move by the Court’s conservatives “contradictory” and “stunning” to liberals. Co-host Vlad Duthiers blared, “Abortion rights supporters are protesting the law, calling it unconstitutional.” Reporter Ben Tracy dismissed, “The Texas law bans abortions once a so-called ‘fetal heartbeat’ is detected, usually around six weeks. It also seemingly contradicts the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, which guarantees abortion until fetal viability, which is about 22 to 24 weeks.”