During a CPAC panel discussion on the Obama administration’s controversial contraception mandate, The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood played a clip of Rachel Maddow saying that “the Republican Party was waging war on contraception.”

Turning to columnist Cal Thomas, Wood asked:

“Cal, let’s talk about this religious–this is serious, we laugh about it, but this is serious in terms of, if they get away with this, what would happen in a second term? If that outrage doesn’t turn to action in November, what are we looking at here?”

To which he pointedly responded:

“I’m really glad, Genevieve, that you played the Rachel Maddow clip. I think that she is the best argument in favor of her parent’s using contraception. I would be all for that! And all of the rest of the crowd at MSNBC, too, for that matter.”

Watch the exchange below as it aired on CSPAN, courtesy of Mediaite:

 

You may also recall similar comments made back in April 2011, when Keith Olbermann said that Blaze contributor S.E. Cupp should have never been born and that her existence proved the need for Planned Parenthood. 

At CPAC Cal Thomas Says Rachel Maddow Is Best Argument for Contraception