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arthel: more protests planned across the country today after the supreme court yesterday overturned roe v. wade ending 49 years of federal protection of abortion rights. the seismic decision sparking pro-life celebrations and pro-choice condemnation. plus, instant abortion bans in several states. welcome to a brand new hour of "fox news live," i'm arthel neville. eric: hello, everyone, i'm eric shawn. the supreme court's 5-4 opinion returns control of abortion law to the states.
several have outlawed abortion immediately under the so-called tigger laws that will ban or restrict most abortions in roughly half the country. the biden administration weighing options to try and protect abortion rights. former acting attorney general math i hue whitaker joins us in just a moment, but first alexis mcadams is lye in new york city -- live in new york city with the protests, but let's start with david spunt live at the supreme court. we can hear those crowds still gathering on both sides, chanting, jeering or cheering. david, what's the latest from there? >> reporter: a lot of energy outside the united states supreme court, that is for sure. things were quiet early this morning, but things began to pick up with several how coming outside the high court to lend their voices just a few hours ago. we're going to take just a little bit of a pan of the crowd right now. you can see there's quite a crowd out here. both sides of this abortion issue out here, though where
with i'm standing right now primarily the pro-choice side of this abortion argument. the pro-choice side upset, they are devastated as one person said about what happened from the supreme court justices yesterday. but the question is when you leave washington, d.c. out of mix, how does this affect the rest of the country? i want to show you a map that shows about half of the states in different colors. this shows what states will actually, you know, put up different stringent abortion laws. as you mentioned, the trigger states. those trigger ban laws are the ones that are in red. they include mississippi, louisiana, arkansas, oklahoma and texas, north dakota, south dakota just to name a few. you look at ohio, georgia, south carolina, missouri and iowa, they have a six-week ban. and states like florida, indiana, nebraska and montana, there are legislative efforts right now to make abortions more
difficult to get many those states. the states that don't have a color, the gray states, are the ones where you still can get an an abortion. for instance, just neighboring maryland from where i am right now, abortions are expected to continue there. washington, d.c. has some of the least restrictive procedure -- least restrictive abortion rules in the nation. now, the issue of abortion simply returns to the states. it means that it depends on where a woman lives. for instance, abortions will be illegal in arizona; however, women will have to cross the state line into california. u.s. attorney merrick garland yesterday, once a supreme court nominee himself, expressed disappointment with the court's ruling. he said under the bedrock constitutional principles women who reside in states that have banned access to comprehensive reproductive care must remain free to seek that care in states where it is legal. so that's the top law enforcement officer, eric and
arthel, mt. united states saying it's okay -- in the united states saying it's okay for women to cross state lines to get this procedure if it's illegal in their state. eric? eric: and some states, david, have said that like new york state saying they will be refugee states. meanwhile, we just heard a cheer. can you give us an indication what are the cheers and the chants and the mood there? >> reporter: sure. it's a whole host of cheers, many which i cannot say on television. but the mood is, believe it or not, peaceful. it's agitated at some points, but we're not seeing any type of tear gas, we're not seeing physical fights. police are not out with any type of full force. i mean, there is a police presence here, but at the most it's first amendment activity is what we're seeing out here. nothing that's getting out of control. eric? eric: the cherished right of free speech. david spunt in washington at the supreme court. >> reporter: right. eric: david, thank you. arthel: the supreme court's
historic decision igniting protests and rallies across the u.s. this weekend. pro-choice and pro-life demonstrators taking to the streets with emotions running high on both sides. last night some of those demonstrations turned chaotic from arizona to new york city. which is where we find iowa are lex sis mcadams. -- alexis mcadams. >> reporter: hi, arthel. just hours after that decision was made, we're talking cousins of demonstrations popping up -- dozens of demonstrations popping up across the country. this is what you're seeing in some of the other states, some of the protests happening across the country. dallas, cincinnati and philadelphia had some pretty large turnouts this afternoon. some of those crowds were for pride festivals, but today conversations about roe v. wade are at the forefront. >> the right to an abortion, i believe, is a fundamental human right. abortion is health care. >> i know there's plenty of work to do. i'm still excited that it happened. i think it's a great step in the
right direction. >> reporter: on friday large crowds showed up here in manhattan specifically near union square there, new yorkers voicing their fears over this historic ruling. some protesters were arrested after they blocked off streets because they halted so much traffic in manhattan. on friday a heavy police presence also out in los angeles. the lapd making some arrests as those crowds continued to grow. now to chicago, lines of protesters there. chicago police now on standby as more protests are planned throughout the weekend. pro-choice advocates pledging to fight back against the court's ruling as others say this is a big step in the right direction. arthel, something that's really important to know is that the three major cities -- chicago, new york, l.a -- those are in states, rather, that will not have any changes to their abortion law, but it's different in other locations. watch this. [background sounds]
>> reporter: there in arizona large crowds showing up at the state capitol in phoenix. you can see it's the pretty chaotic there as police used tear gases to break up that group after investigators say before banging on the glass windows of the capitol building. when that decision came down, arizona halted all procedures though they have competing laws in that state that completely ban abortion or limit it to 5 weeks after a woman becomes pregnant. back out here live again, more demonstrations are planned throughout the weekend. we've heard from several officials that that all of these states and cities and also the president himself urging demonstrators to remain peaceful. arthel? arthel: yeah, he did say that. all right, alexis mcadams, thank you, live in new york city. eric? eric: as we've been reporting, more than a dozen states moving to outlaw abortion after the supreme court decision. kentucky, louisiana,,s they have so-called trigger bans that have already gone into effect automatically. missouri's attorney general became the first in the nation to sign an order banning nearly
all abortions there. this as other states where abortion is allowed will become those refugee states providing funds, shelter and medical assistance to women who travel to those states from a state where abortion is outlawed. joining us for more, former acting attorney general matthew whitaker. mr. whitaker, welcome. you know critics are saying this is a conservative cabal that has hi jacked the court, but supporters say the court has reclaimed its legitimacy by affirming a state's authority to regulate abortion. how do you see that? >> yeah, i see it as the latter. i see, you know, roe v. wade was always poorly reasonedded and not grounded in constitutional law, and what has a happened is just, you know, has put that back to to where it should be. it's not mentioned in the constitution, so it is reserved to the states and to the people. so you see this issue, eric, going back now to the state and,
ultimately, these folks that are peacefully protesting are are going to have to let their voices be heard with their state legislators and their governors to get those laws as they want them, and then the majority will rule. eric justice alito said that roe was egregiously wrong. where, in your view, did they go wrong 50 years ago? >> well, they, first of all, they anchored it in words that sort of were very vague, you know? they found numbers and really, ultimately, the substance of due process argument, i think, was deconstructed by alito in that opinion. and i encourage everyone to read it because it really, i i think, lays out a compelling case as to why this issue as hotly and passionate as it is being debated in our cities' streets right now, is reserved to the states, and it's not addressed by the constitution. eric: and if then there's the argument, of course, that women have the rights for
self-determination and their own bodies, and the government does not have right to do this. your view on that. >> yeah, eric, you know, that -- so the challenge in that case is that it's not in the constitution, and no matter how much we may feel strongly about this innate human right, our founding fathers when they created the constitution didn't put it in there. and so there is a mechanism to change the constitution. if there are people that want to do that, they should work to put this right, as you describe, in the constitution. but as you know and i think a lot of these folks know, that would be very hard because the american people, by and large -- as much as 60-70% -- believe that restrictions on abortion are appropriate, and we shouldn't have abortion on demand. only the awe abortion enthuse wrists believe that we should have unlimited abortion up until the time of birth which i think is very radical. eric: and finally, there's another controversy.
senator susan collins and joe manchin saying they believe they were misled, you know, when they have those sit-down interviews in the offices and the supreme court nominees make the stops in the senate offices and the remarkable notes from susan collins with brett kavanaugh have been leaked. you've got to think this is from susan collins' office. this is her when she interviewed brett kavanaugh. she said he said, quote: i understand precedent, and i understand the importance of overturning it. roe is 50 -- is 45 years old. it has been reaffirmed many times. lots of people care about it a great deal, and i've tried to demonstrate and understand real world consequences. i am a don't rock the boat kind of judge. what do you make of those claims, you know, and what changed from those job interviews, so to speak, to this decision? >> well, we should never expect that a judge should give us their opinion of future cases that may present to the court, and i'm sure that justice kavanaugh and all of the
justices on the bench on both sides, all nine of them, never suggested how they would come out on one case or another. i mean, precedent, obviously, is difficult to overturn, and stare decisis is a legal principle that must be followed. but at the same time, if you realize alito's opinion -- read alito's opinion, there is an overwhelming and compelling logical argument that led the court to come up with this decision, and they lay it out very clearly as to, you know, sort of their analysis. and i think kavanaugh, based on even those notes, i don't think said that he wouldn't overturn roe, he just said it was going to be hard and well reasoned, and i think that's where they came out on it. eric: well, certainly has proven to be hard. former acting attorney general matthew whitaker. mr. a.g., thank you for joining us here on the fox news channel. >> thanks, eric. eric: of course. arthel: president biden this morning signing the bipartisan gun bill into law, praising congress for taking action and, quote, saving lives. it quickly passed through the
senate and the house after tragic mass shootings in uvalde, texas, and buffalo, new york. the white house today is also weighing in on calls to pass the supreme court following -- pack the supreme court following decisions on gun rights and abortion. lucas tom hinson is live at the white house with the latest. >> reporter: president biden signing into law the largest gun control measures in 30 years. he spoke just before flying to europe. >> columbine to sanity hook, charleston, orlando, las vegas, parkland, el paso, atlanta, buffalo, uvalde can. and for the shootings that happen every day in the street that are mass shootings that we don't even hear about, the number of people killed every day in the streets, their message to us was do something. how many times have we heard that? >> reporter: here's what's in the bill, arthel. it provides funding for red flag laws and crisis prevention programs, enhances background checks for buyers under 21. those checks are only as good as
the data you put in for hem. it also closes the boyfriend loophole, clarifies guidelines for gun dealerses. here are the 14 republicans out of more than 200 in the house of representatives that voted for the bill, liz cheney, adam kinzinger, tom rice who was primaried last week, fred upton, mike turner. here's one republican who did not vote for the bill. >> today they are coming after americans, law-abiding american citizens' second amendment liberties. understand what this legislation does. this legislation tells states someone who doesn't like you can report you to law enforcement or to a judge -- >> reporter: biden began his remarks talking about the supreme court. yesterday's decision doesn't happen if trump doesn't put three conservative justices on the bench. when 87-year-old ruth bader ginsburg died just two minutes -- months before the election, amy coney barrett was
nominated and sworn in within 30 days. as a 30-year-old senator from delaware, biden said roe went too far, yesterday he said it was, quote, the correct decision. this is what he said in 2006. >> i do not view abortion as a, as a choice and a right. i think it's always a tragedy, and i think that it should be rare and safe, and i think we should be focusing on how to limit the number of abortions. >> reporter: aboard air force one the white house press secretary said that joe biden thinks that the supreme court is legitimate, and he does not believe they should expand the court in any way. arthel? arthel: lucas tomlinson, thank you. eric? eric: the president now on his way to germany for the g7 summit in the bavarian alps weekend. the president will also visit spain later for a nato meeting will. atop the agenda, vladimir putin's horrible war and invasion of ukraine. the president is expected to announce new sanctions on russia for that anding even more
military aid for kyiv. meanwhile, protesters are rallying in munich. you see them there, they're demanding action on climate change from the g7 leaders. alex hogan with us now, she's at the site of the g7 gathering in us a the try ya. quite a sight. hi, alex. >> reporter: hi, eric. it is a picturesque and peaceful sight here in the bavarian alps ahead the of the g7 summit, but there's also been some tension as demonstrators started to gather protesting this gathering and also calling for greater climate action at the meeting. the g7 brings together the seven leading democracies and economic powers which right now are the u.s., canada, u.k., france, italy, germany and japan. also expected to attend this year are the leaders of argentina, india, ending news ya, senegal and south africa. president joe biden took off from the this morning and is expected to touch down within a
few hours' time. now president biden did not mention the summit before taking off, but senior officials did lay out some of the key goals. >> a large focus of the g7 and the leaders are going to be, you know, how to not only manage challenges in the global economy as a result of mr. putin's war and how to also continue to to hold mr. putin accountable. >> reporter: the world leaders will descend on the private castle outside of munich, germany. and while russia's invasion of ukraine is expected to be a major focus this weekend, other topics include supply chain crunches, global food security, gas price hikes around the world as well as problems with china and its economic practices. now, after this trip wraps up, these leaders will not go long before seeing each other again, just the very next day they will travel about 1200 miles from here meeting in madrid, spain,
for the kickoff of the nato meeting. eric? eric: alex, thanks so much. arthel? arthel: well, millions of people are preparing to travel for the fourth of july holiday. but major flight delays and soaring gas prices are putting a damper on plans. how americans are bracing for more turbulence this summer. that's up next. ♪ ♪ u? what do you want to leave behind? that's your why. it's your purpose, and we will work with you every step of the way to achieve it. okay everyone, our mission is to provide complete balanced nutrition for strength and energy. woo hoo! ensure, complete balanced nutrition with 27 vitamins and minerals. and ensure complete with 30 grams of protein. ♪ ♪ i'm steve. wi lost 138 pounds in 9 months on golo and taking release.
muck. eric: well, it's summertime, and have you seen these delays and cancellations? air travelers, manage they've been facing -- man, they've been facing thousands of cancellations and delays the past few weeks. and now with record travel expected for the july 4th holiday, the chaos up in the clouds, well, that could get worse with. phil keating down in miami international airport with the latest from there. hey, phil. >> reporter: hey there, eric. make no doubt about it, cabin fever -- which a lot of americans had during the pandemic -- has long left the building. every airport around the country will tell you passenger counts are up, the price you pay to fly is up, and delays and cancellations are happening with frequency, especially over the past 7-10 days.
here at miami international saturday travel always full of passengers either going or coming. according to the travel web site hopper, the average price for a flight is now costing americans $330. clearly, you can still get cheaper fares, or you could spend a hot more money depending on the destination and demand to get there. for those opting to drive instead of flying, you're looking at paying about $70 to fill up your tank. bottom line, traveling right now is pricier than it's been during the whole two and a half year pandemic and the busy fourth of july three-day weekend is right around the corner. so the advice is get to your airport early, check the web site of the airline and your flight before you leave the house and be prepared. compounding the concern of the airlines, they're suffering from staffing shortages. pilots are complaining of constantly working overtime, too many hours. there is a consistent shortage of flight if attendants, and over the past 7-10 days there have been hundreds of delays and
cancellations of flights. some of the airlines actually even blamed shortages of our traffic controller s up in the towers. travel travelers are, of course, very well aware of all of this. >> most people are going to bring about two bags, close to $100, and that's a lot. so -- and some places aren't hike this where like there's a little kiosk. it's just pandemonium everywhere. >> reporter: on the upside here in miami, the crash landing of the red air flight which happened tuesday night killing no one but injuring three, well, the ntsb investigators saw that what they needed on the scene. the plane has since been moved, and that has reopened one of the major runways here at mia. of miami international is the 11th busiest airport in the country. summer travel is clearly up and running, and the airport spokesman told us that the number of passengers flying
today compared to 2019, pre-pandemic, is up 15%. eric? eric: and that red air flight from the dominican republic, they are lucky and fortunate to all walk off. phil, good to see you. thank you. arthel: absolutely, eric. all right, meanwhile, president biden's plan to ease pain at pump. with a gas tax holiday, well, it's facing pushback from both sides of the aisle. the president's proposed 90-day suspension of federal taxes is expected to save 18 cents per gallon of regular gas and 24 cents per to -- gallon of diesel. revenue goes toward the highway trust fund for key infrastructure projects, and even some democrats questionif it's worth gutting the fund for such a small impact on fuel prices. >> i'm not convinced. somebody who's spent literally years on building bipartisan support for the infrastructure
bill, that's taking away a lot of the major revenue support for that kind of legislation. arthel: joining me now is peter morici from the university of maryland. professor, thank you for joining us. so, listen, a number of states like maryland, connecticut, new york, georgia have already implemented similar transportation fuel holidays. what is good about the gas tax and what is wrong with it? >> well, the gas tax basically pays for your roads on the basis of who uses the roads. suspending it for a period of time in these circumstances will do drivers no good. a national sales tax moratorium will just cause the drivers to bid the prices back up again because the supply of gasoline is more or less fixed by the president's oil and gas policiess he's limiting production and the war in ukraine and the boycotts on russian oil and so forth. there's no new supply available.
people will just bid up the price, it'll the increase oil company profits, and then mr. biden will complain about that. arthel: so, listen, if you have a 12-gallon gas tank with an 18-cent per gallon reduction are, you're going to to save $2.16 each time you fill up. of course, that adds up, but does it offset the estimated $10 billion loss to the highway fund? >> well, first of all, it won't add up because the price of gas will rise as people bid it up. we're using price as a rationing mechanism. second, it's not a good thing to take this money out of the trust fund. the infrastructure bill wasn't solely financed out of the trust fund -- that is, the highway portion -- simply because we have not raised the sales tax for decades, and it's really inadequate to its purposes. so -- arthel: is there a way to offset the $10 billion loss? any way to offset it? >> well, the way we do everything else, the fed would
print -- the government would borrow more monies and the fed would print more to finance it, and that works counter to your efforts. this is a gimmick. the president can suggest it, congress says, no. he says i'm willing to do something. look at all the republicans who won't. arthel: so meanwhile, crude oil supply is down, so is refining capacity. is there any other way to bring down gas prices? >> well, we have to change the facts on the ground. the president has taken a number of policies which reduces refining capacity and which reduces the potential oil that we could drill. we need to increase domestic production and open up refineries which means the biden administration's energy policies have to to become more accommodating, and permanently so, a because these are big investments. companies aren't going to do it for a year or to. -- or two who with. and it's like food prices. those cannot be resolved, neither problem can be addressed without changing the facts on
the ground in the ukraine, because a lot of this goes back to the boycotts both that that we imposed and that putin imposed. so until we're willing to take a more aggressive policy there and open up our domestic industry, we're not going to have resolution. >> a. arthel: so if president biden wanted to open up our domestic industry and ease up on some of the restrictions, if he wanted to do that, how quickly could that get implemented and turn around? turned around so we could see it at the gas pump? >> not for a few months. but after a few months, we could get some results. for example, he's opposed to regulations with regard to the mixing of ethanol and so forth. he suspended those. they were always permitted true the obama and trump administrations. he could open up more land for leasing so companies would be indescribed to drill. but more than that, he needs to give them an assurance that he's going to stay with them and let
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police in oslo, norway, say a man opened fire at a gay nightclub killing 2 people and injuring at least 20 others just hours before the city's pride parade was to go on, but that parade has been canceled. kitty logan with the very latest in london. kitty? >> reporter: hi, eric. yes, police many norway are saying -- in norway are saying that the suspect was radicalized, he was an extremist also with a history of mental illness. now, they have detained this man on suspicion of murder and terror charges. he's a 42 the-year-old norwegian citizen of iranian origin. he he's said to have had many violent episodes in the past. he was known to authorities, but his lawyer says they still don't know what his motive might have been. the shooting took place in an area of central oslo where there are many bars and clubs, a lot of night life there. the gunman opened fire at three separate locations, one a very popular and busy gay bar.
people fleeing the scene there in panic. and one of the two men who were killed, more than twenty people injured, at least half of those are reported to have very serious injuries. the shooting happened, as you say, during norway's pride festival. authorities in norway have since canceled the parade that was due to take place although some people did not -- oslo in defines of that ban. now, it's not sure, it's not clear if that festival was the target, but authorities in norway have raised the threat level there to its highest. just as a precaution. back to you. eric: certainly sounds like a hate crime. kitty logan in london, thank you. arthel? arthel: eric, ukraine says russia now has full control of a battered city in the eastern luhansk region after kyiv ordered forces to retreat are. this comes as russia's war enters its fifth month, and
intense fighting is turning many cities into rubble are. steve harrigan is live in odesa, ukraine, with the very latest. steve? >> reporter: that's right, arthel. ukrainian officials now admitting that they've ordered their forces to retreat from the city in doe necessarying, the two sides have battled over this city for weeks, russia launching daily and nightly blows nightly. up to this point, 90% of the buildings in that city are completely destroyed, so to avoid being surrounded and captured, those ukrainian forces pulling out. ukrainian officials say they are losing up to 200 soldiers each day in the fighting. as that fighting intensifies in the east, around the country those who can't get to the front line in ukraine, a lot of senior citizens and also women with small children are doing what they can to volunteer. we saw one volunteer center where they were making camouflage nets, sewing them,
cutting strips of cloth hour after hour, then sewing them into elaborate meshes. we spoke to one 57-year-old man and asked him why it gave him so much satisfaction. here's what he had to say. >> translator: if my work has saved the life of just one of our soldiers, then it will all be worth it to me. >> reporter: those giant innocents are thrown over arounr artillery pieces or even soldiers in the grass because both sides use drones. they are certainly necessary in this war. back to you. arthel: steve harrigan live in odesa, ukraine, thank you very much. eric: yesterday marked four months since russia invaded ukraine and this war started, and as the fighting grinds on with no apparent end in sight, experts say putin is deicively defeated -- unless putin is defeated. the u.s. is sending more medium-range rockets to ukraine and that assistance, they say, can't come fast enough. ukrainians are bravely fighting
back, but they're also suffering setbacks on the battlefield against the vastly more powerful russian army. the ukrainian fighter pilot spoke to america's newsroom earlier this week on the challenges his country is facing. >> our fighters, they're still using really old soviet mig 29s, and we are doing our to save our peaceful is cities, to secure our critical infrastructure and, of course, to cover our troops on the front line. but, unfortunately, we are not capable enough to do -- eric: our thanks to the bravery and courage in their fight against putin's forces. jason beardsley now, national director of the -- of the u.s. navy and a national security expert. jason, a group of ukrainian military officials were in washington this week lobbying for more weapons, more systems and more support.
are the ukrainians getting what they need from the biden administration? >> on paper, yes, eric. but, you know, this is really a challenging time with logistics and really speed. as you know, congress spending money on paper is easy, but actually distributing those funds and making sure that hard pieces of military equipment get to europe and then are transported or transferred to ukraine, bear in mind when you do that, you're opening all that equipment to russian bombing. so imagine putting an artillery piece into the supply chain in lviv somewhere. and because the ukrainians don't have air defense capability to stop russian bombers, all that equipment is now part of a supply depot targeting bracket for the russians. so this is a challenged to do in the middle of the war. we're five months into, it's really, very hard to do in peacetime so not a good
situation. eric: yeah. it seems as the war goes on we are ratcheting up the sophistication of the weapons that are going to ukraine. the high mobility artillery rocket systems were just delivered. he can fire multiple rockets to try and pound those russian assets and the artillery that's in the east. do you think this will work and this will just get could be to an artillery versus artillery or technological versus technology -- that the russians may end in a standoff? >> no. i mean, there's a lot of details inside of that. for example, when we do give sophisticated weaponry, artillery to the ukrainians, then we have to supply the right kind of ammunition, ammunition that that goes 20 kilometers is one thing, but 40 kilometers are another. they don't have the standoff. so great mobility systems, but unless you supply the right ammunition, you can't get that standoff. in addition to that, what we
said earlier is the battlefield is complex and relies on air assets. the ukrainians cannot defend their air space. what that means is all that ground equipment, again, becomes targets. you just did a piece on folks sewing camouflage nets. that that's because they're trying to obscure those from air assets, and the russians are merciless. of they are brutalizing the ukrainians cay after day. -- day after day. the united states was too slow in this and, again, if the, if america really wanted to affect the battlefield on the ground, we have incredible military assets that do lo secrecyics well. there has to be a bigger, deeper focus on how to get those all the way to the front lines. and right now that is a challenge. and, you know, give credit to the add administration for on paper getting this done, but that's not what's going to count on the ground. eric: and finally, in terms of on the ground, a a fascinating report out of the brits'
intelligence, british intelligence saying in a few months the russians are going to run out of artillery, heir going to totally exhaust their supplies and won't be able to continue. what's your sense of that? can the russians be ground down based on their logistics, based on their personnel and based on their equipment where putin will have to come to the negotiating table? >> well, russia's always sort of had this habit of throwing mass soldiers and peasants and, you know, minorities at these confrontations. so though they may run out of the best equipment or best munitions, they've been using some of the older munitions, and they're using tactics that amount to mass attack rather than precision strike. that's where the advantage is for russia. it's a huge country, you know, they have about last ten years hovering between 60-80 million -- billion dollars in their defense budget. so they can go for a little while. but remember, we're moving into november, the weather changes.
their morale was not high in the beginning of this. wars can take a lot of turns, so the best way that the united states can support ukraine now is make sure everything they've programmed on paper has a reasonable, practical way of getting into hands. but i would suggest, eric, if they don't have a means to suggest their air, the assets that the russians have can pound them, again, from the skies until this is over. so that's going to be a challenge. eric: yeah. that is the challenge the administration refusing to make a move on that fearing that they would escalate the situation. we can only hope that putin will at some point finally lose. jason beardsley, thank you for your service to our country. thank you for your analysis today. >> you bet, eric. eric: arthel? arthel: the final words of brian lawndly and his shocking confession to the murder of gabby petit toe finally unveiled, but experts are raising doubts in the case that gripped a nation. that's coming up next.
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arthel: fox news digital is the first to report the content es of the notebook brian laundrie left behind when he killed himself in a florida swamp last year. notebook includes a confession from laundrie admitting he ended gabby petito's life. christina coleman is live in los angeles with more on this story. christina? >> reporter: hi, arthel. yesterday, the attorney for brian laundrie's family said he decided to share the notebook with his confession with the public as a matter of transparency. the notebook was found close to the remains of laundrie's body near a florida swamp last october. authorities belief lauren drink killed petit toe during a cross-country trip, then traveled back to florida and later shot and killed himself in florida's carltoning reserve. in the notebook, laundrie wrote that he couldn't live without her. i can't bear to look at our photos, i cannot go on.
when i chose my eyes, i will think of laughing on the roof of the van, falling asleep to the site of at the crystal guiser. petit toe's body was found near a remote camping area in wyoming eight days after her parents reported her missing. her death was listed as a homicide. police had an encounter with the couple during -- actually, in mid august of last year after the two got into a physical altercation during an argument, but no charges were filed. in the notebook, laundrie claimed he ended gabby's life out of mercy after she injured herself trying to cross a stream. he wrote in part, quote: i don't know the extent of gabby's injuries, only that she was in education treatment pain. i ended her life. i thought it was merciful, that it was what she wanted, but i see now all the mistakes i made. i panicked. i was in shock. but from the moment i decided to take away her pain, i knew i couldn't go on without her.
yesterday attorneys for both the families met with the fbi to collect some of the property that belonged to the couple. notebook, which included laundrie's confession, was one of the items returned during that process. arthel? arthel: christina coleman, so tragic, thank you. we'll be right back. (dad allen) we've been customers for years. (dad brown) i thought new phones were for new customers? we got iphone 13s, too. switched to verizon two minutes ago. (mom brown) ours were busted and we still got a shiny new one. (boy brown) check it out! (dad allen) so, wait. everybody gets the same great deal? (mom allen) i think that's the point. (vo) now everyone can get a new iphone 13 on us on america's most reliable 5g network. (allen kid) can i have a phone? (vo) for every customer. current, new, everyone. to show the love.
eric: well, the supreme court's ruling on abortion could shape the midterm elections across the country including the senate primary on tuesday. riched edison live on that, he's in salt lake city for us. hey, rich. >> reporter: good afternoon, eric. it's already shaking up this race. it's become a major issue in this campaign. republican incumbent senator mike lee, he's got a statement out on the ruling, quote: the national nightmare of rojas ended, we can take heart the supreme court has recognized that roe v. wade and its progeny belong next to plessy v. ferguson and dread scott verse sanford in the anti-canon of supreme court history. those are 19th century court decisions the that sided with slave owners and jim crow statutes. lee is running in a republican primary tuesday. his main gop challenger says lee is extreme on the issue and is using it to appeal to the republican base. if lee emerges from that
republican primary, he'll face independent evan mcmullin, a former c ia agent, also a former congressional republican aide who has the backing of the state democratic party. mcmullin says there are more constructive ways to addressing abortion without overturning roe v. wade while knocking lee's statements about decision. [no audio] okay, well, what he said there -- anyway, he criticizes lee on that decision. what we've also got here in this state no response from the lee campaign on all of this, and on top of that in this state you've got one of the trigger laws in effect, one of if the 13 states that that now has outlawed abortion if, in fact, roe v. wade is overturned, but there are carveouts for health of the mother and cases of rape and incest. back to you. eric: rich, thank you. arthel and iyo are back at four eastern. new one of the same make and model.
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spent welcome to the journal of internal support i am paul gigot. overturning roe v wade friday standing back to the states and setting a purchase in the nation's capitol across the country by justices ruling the constitution does not confer a right to abortion. justice samuel calling roe egregiously wrong from the start. let's go right to our panel wall street journalists editorial