CNN Legal Analyst Laments Overturning Roe v. Wade – Gets Reminded Of His Own Inconvenient History

Benny Johnson | Reporter At Large

CNN’s Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin spent hours on air Wednesday fear mongering that another Donald Trump appointed justice to the Supreme Court would spell the end of abortion rights in America. Toobin said on multiple segments that it might be just a matter of months before the landmark Roe v. Wade was overturned if Trump were to appoint a pro-life Justice to replace a retiring Justice Kennedy.

(RELATED: CNN’s Toobin Circles The Four Horsemen, Says 20 States Will Ban Abortion In 18 Months)

Journalist Mark Hemingway saw some hypocrisy in Toobin’s fretting, given his past.

In 2010 a married Toobin was taken to court by the daughter of a colleague with whom he was having an affair. The affair had resulted in a child out of wedlock, in spite of Toobin asking the mother to have an abortion and offering to pay for it.  Toobin also refused to sign the child’s birth certificate and is not allowed to see the child.

Hemingway made quick work of Toobin in a tweet heard around the internet. The journalist said:

“To recap: A journalist who cheated on his wife, knocked-up a colleague’s daughter, wanted her to get an abortion, and had to be dragged into court to pay child support is on CNN right now opining about the consequences of overturning Roe v. Wade. Maybe sit this one out?”

Ouch.

Trump will now get to pick his second Supreme Court Justice and has told the White House press pool that he is going to be choosing from the list he provided to the American people upon assuming office.

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