Oklahoma State Rep. Justin Humphrey wants pregnant women to know their bodies are not their own—they are just mere hosts.
In a recent interview with The Intercept, Humphrey made these comments while defending his ridiculous and unconstitutional anti-abortion bill that says that in order for women to get abortions in his state, they need to have “written informed consent of the father of the fetus.”
The Republican told the website that his goal is to ensure fathers pay child support. He also wants to give men a say in whether a woman gets an abortion or not, because women tend to make these decisions with the “mistaken belief that their bodies are their own,” New York Magazine noted:
“I believe one of the breakdowns in our society is that we have excluded the man out of all of these types of decisions. I understand that they feel like that is their body. I feel like it is a separate — what I call them is, is you’re a ‘host.’ And you know when you enter into a relationship you’re going to be that host and so, you know, if you pre-know that then take all precautions and don’t get pregnant.”
He added, “So that’s where I’m at. I’m like, hey, your body is your body and be responsible with it. But after you’re irresponsible then don’t claim, well, I can just go and do this with another body, when you’re the host and you invited that in.”
The bill is scheduled to go to vote on Feb. 14.
Since Trump won the presidential election, a cavalcade of anti-choice bills have popped up across the country in states, including Ohio and Texas, as well as a series of threats to defund Planned Parenthood.