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    Oklahoma Lawmaker: Women’s Bodies Are ‘Hosts’

    Host … or hostage? Oklahoma Rep. Justin Humphrey has authored HB1441, a bill being debated today that’d require women to get written permission for an abortion from their sexual partners. “I understand that [women] feel like that is their body,” he said. “I feel like it is a separate — what I call them is, is you’re a ‘host.’” Critics warned that the bill doesn’t address the danger of obtaining consent from abusive partners. If enacted, the state legislation would likely be ruled unconstitutional, even if Donald Trump’s Supreme Court choice is confirmed in time.

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