On the August 9 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh recalled fondly the "early days of this program" when he first used the term "feminazis" to describe abortion rights activists and leaders of pro-choice groups, who, he claimed, "got mad when an abortion didn't happen" and who believed that "every abortion that can happen, that doesn't happen, is a setback for the cause." Limbaugh posted (membership required) this segment of his show on his website, under the title, "Prejudiced, Bigoted Feminazis Work Against [Supreme Court nominee John G.] Roberts."
On June 22, Limbaugh falsely claimed that he hadn't "used that term [feminazi] on this program in years." He then added, "But it still gets to 'em, doesn't it? And you know why? Because it's right. Because it's accurate."
From the August 9 broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show:
Can I take you back, folks, to the early '90s -- late '80s, in fact, it might have been -- the early days of this program? And I made the point to you that one of the things that I didn't understand -- although I do now -- but one of the things I was having trouble comprehending about pro-choice groups back then was that they got mad when an abortion didn't happen.
They literally got mad. I said, "This ought to illustrate to you just what this issue is to them. As many abortions as possible must happen." I'm talking about the activists. I'm talking about the leaders of these. These are the original feminazis, folks, if you want me to go back in time and define the term for you. Every abortion possible must happen. Every abortion that can happen, that doesn't happen, is a setback for the cause.
And it became crystal clear to me one day when I had a story in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers about a Planned Parenthood abortion center that was just down the street from an adoption center. Some people from the adoption center parked themselves outside a Planned Parenthood office and tried to talk the women going in there into coming down and having the baby and giving it up for adoption.
And the abortion people just went nuts! They had a cow! The Planned Parenthood people, the NARAL [NARAL Pro-Choice America] people, they just went nuts! And I'm saying, "What is wrong with this? What's wrong with having the baby and putting it up for adoption if you don't want it?" Well, here we go. This is exactly what this whole business with Judge Roberts is all about.