Martin, the former chairman of the Senate Education and Health Committee, wrote a lengthy post about his opinions on women's bodies on his Facebook wall last week in response to a critical Valentine's Day card he received from reproductive rights advocates.
"I don't expect to be in the room or will I do anything to prevent you from obtaining a contraceptive," Martin wrote. "However, once a child does exist in your womb, I'm not going to assume a right to kill it just because the child's host (some refer to them as mothers) doesn't want it." Martin then changed his post on Monday afternoon to refer to the woman as the "bearer of the child" instead of the "host."
He later says that his quote was 'taken the wrong way', and he was 'obviously sarcastic.'
Either way, seems in pretty poor taste for an elected offical to refer to pregnant women as hosts, no matter how he meant it.
Edited by Awake2Chaos, 25 February 2014 - 02:20 PM.