Extreme rhetoric -- Bill O'Reilly calling Tiller a "baby killer," for instance -- should not be tolerated, Hussey said.
"We need to examine language and hear what's really being said," Hussey said.
Besides violence and rhetoric, the "War on Women" is being fought with restrictions to abortion, Ferraro said.
In 2011, states enacted 92 anti-abortion resolutions. In 2012, there were another 43 such restrictions.
The bills have names like Women's Right to Know Act and the Women's Health Protection Act but in reality they are barriers to health care, Ferraro said.
One, called the fetal-pain abortion ban that prohibits the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy, is similar to an Irish law that led to the death of a young women there, Ferraro said. The woman was in the process of miscarrying the baby but a physician refused to do an abortion.
In 2011, a bill was introduced in South Dakota, then Iowa and Nebraska, that would have made it justifiable homicide to kill abortion doctors, Ferarro said.
"Is there a war on women?" Barbara Ferraro asked. "There sure is a war on women."
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