Cybill Shepherd Rants About 'War On Women'; Hypes 'Mother's Scared For Me'

TV star Cybill Shepherd went on a radical feminist bender on Friday's CBS This Morning, touting that there really is a "war on women" manifested by the "attack on Planned Parenthood." Anchor Gayle King had to cut her off, as Shepherd inserted her diatribe at the end of the segment, but revealed her sympathies with her guest: "I think you're raising a good point. We just need more time to do it."

The far left actress made her devotion to the pro-abortion cause clear, and hinted that pro-lifers were so extreme that they would try to kill her: "Abortion is our constitutional right. We should keep it legal. And also, birth control should be available to everyone....I'm coming to lead the next march on Washington, and I'm not going to wear a bulletproof vest. My mother's scared for me." [audio available here; video below the jump]

The morning show brought on Shepherd during the 8:30 am Eastern half hour to promote her new TV series, "The Client List," which glamorizes prostitution. King glowingly congratulated her guest as the interview was ending: "Cybill, good to see you. You look great....Congratulations." The celebrity, who trashed Sarah Palin in October 2008, replied by forwarding the cultural left's talking points about conservatives' opposition to the Obama administration's abortifacient/contraception mandate:

Cybill Shepherd, Actress; Erica Hill, CBS News Anchor; & Gayle King, CBS News Anchor | NewsBusters.orgSHEPHERD: Thank you. I just want to say one quick thing-

KING: Okay-

SHEPHERD: About the war on women and reproductive freedom, including the attack on Planned Parenthood that- that, not only should- abortion is our constitutional right. We should keep it legal. And also, birth control should be available to everyone after [unintelligible]-

KING: Cybill, we really need more time if we're going to do that-

SHEPHERD: No- cut me off any time you want-

KING: Okay-

SHEPHERD: I'm coming to lead the next march on Washington, and I'm not going to wear a bulletproof vest. My mother's scared for me. This is an important thing-

KING: Okay. I think you're raising a good point. We just need more time to do it.


On Tuesday, the CBS morning newscast deferred to another left-wing Hollywood guest, John Cusack, who slammed the Obama administration from the left: "The excesses of the Bush administration...[The President] had a constitutional obligation to correct that, and I don't think they have, and I think that's deeply troubling....They've...continued that imperial presidency of the Bush administration."

Matthew Balan
Matthew Balan
Matthew Balan is a news analyst at Media Research Center