Friday, February 17, 2017
Oklahoma Public Health Committee sets women's rights back to the Dark Ages
State Representative Justin Humphreys (Republican - duh) introduced a bill into a Public Health Committee in the Oklahoma House of Representatives that would require a father's permission for women to have an abortion. It's been described as the most oppressive law against women in US history. The bill does make exceptions for rape, incest and mother's health, but not for women in abusive relationships.
Humphreys earlier called women "hosts" to unborn children, because he couldn't find a better word. He has apologized but the damage has been done. Women will not have control of their own bodies. I cannot understand what motivated him and the committee to introduce and pass such a horrendous bill.