CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin has some thoughts about abortion. The Supreme Court's refusal to immediately overturn a Texas law banning the procedure after six weeks, he argued, ensures that abortion will soon be outlawed in 20 states.
Toobin, who lost his job at the New Yorker after he masturbated during a Zoom call with colleagues, made a similar prediction in June 2018 after former Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement. "Anthony Kennedy is retiring," Toobin wrote on Twitter, where he continues to display a New Yorker avatar despite his disgraceful exit from the magazine. "Abortion will be illegal in twenty states in 18 months." (Fact check: It was not.)
The legal pundit, who was welcomed back to CNN several months after the masturbating incident, has personal experience when it comes to challenges posed by unplanned pregnancy. Toobin was married with children when he entered into a prolonged sexual relationship with Casey Greenfield, the twenty-something daughter of Toobin's then-colleague Jeff Greenfield.
"Jeff and Casey saw each other off and on over the years," a knowledgeable source told the New York Daily News in 2010. "She was married to someone else for two years. After her divorce, she started seeing Jeff again. He said he was going to leave his wife for her. But, by then, Casey had begun to distrust him. She suspected he had several other mistresses."
Greenfield became pregnant with Toobin's child in 2008. According to the New York Times, upon learning of the pregnancy, Toobin "questioned the paternity, balked at submitting to a test, and vowed to take no responsibility for a baby he wasn't sure was his." (It was.)
According to the Daily News, the married pundit also attempted to bribe his mistress to terminate the pregnancy:
In 2008, when Greenfield became pregnant, and when she told Toobin the news, he offered her "money if she'd have an abortion," says a source. He also allegedly offered to pay for her to have another child later via a sperm donor.
"When Casey wouldn't have an abortion, Jeff told her she was going to regret it, that she shouldn't expect any help from him," claims another source.
Greenfield underwent a risky DNA test while pregnant, but Toobin didn't provide his sample and stopped talking to her, according to sources. On the day she gave birth, Greenfield e-mailed Toobin, inviting him to meet his son, Rory. A source says Toobin didn't reply.
After Greenfield sued Toobin for child support, a DNA test ultimately confirmed that he was the father. After initially refusing to pay his fair share in child support, the threat of further legal action eventually compelled Toobin to comply.
Something to keep in mind whenever you see Jeffrey Toobin's stupid face on television posing as a noble champion of women's rights.