Appearing as a panel member on the Saturday, July 21, Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, liberal CBS contributor Nancy Giles complained about Republican efforts to discourage abortion, and insisted that there is a "war on women," as she seemed incredulous that Republicans do not view themselves as conducting such a war.
Giles melodramatically exclaimed that, "It's you!" referring to Republicans, waging a "war on women." Giles began her rant:
I have two basic problems. The first thing, and I'm gonna just say it, is no woman jumps up in the morning and goes, "Hey, ha, I'm gonna get an abortion." This is not some light-hearted quick decision that's someone makes. It's very personal, it's really painful. It, it, it just shouldn't even, you know, the legislation just astounds me. So that's the first thing.
She then continued:
The second thing is all of these, um, all of these initiatives that have been made, and made by Republicans, when they're questioned about it, with a straight face and pupils that aren't dilated, they'll say, "What are you talking about? We're not doing anything. It's not our war. We're not doing the war on women. It's the Democrats." And I find myself shouting at the TV, going, "It's you, you!"
-- Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst at the Media Research Center