Conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh claimed on Wednesday that Democrats were “demeaning” women by turning them into “abortion machines.”
While answering a caller on The Rush Limbaugh Show, one of the most-listened to radio programs in the United States, the right-wing host made the controversial statement:
“Look at what [Democrats are] doing; they’re destroying the black family, they’re destroying minority family — look at what they’re doing to women with their policies: they’re demeaning them, they’re turning them into nothing but abortion machines,” Limbaugh said.
“There’s so much that we could be doing to just fight back, but the Republican Party, even if they had all the money in the world right now, doesn’t seem inclined to do any of this,” he concluded.
It’s not the first time Limbaugh has raised eyebrows with his observations. In January, he suggested that abortion could be stopped if “each one occurs with a gun.”
Last year, a women’s rights activist named Sandra Fluke was branded a "slut" by Limbaugh for her outspoken support of Obama's new policy on contraception coverage. After four major sponsors decided to sever ties with his radio show, Limbaugh tried to cover-up his self-righteous misogyny by saying he didn’t mean his personal attack on Fluke and issued a public apology.