Virginia State Sen. Steve Martin

An oldie but a goodie — this one’s from last year.

Virginia State Sen. Steve Martin expressed his opinion about women’s bodies in a Facebook post. He explained that pregnant women are just hosts.

He received an email asking him to support a range of health services for women and children. However, since one of the health options mentioned was abortion, Martin says he’s against the full range of services.

He says that mentioning raising healthy children in the same context as abortion makes no sense.

Then he explains his opposition to abortion:

“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 wrote.

Notice that a fetus is a child, but the mother is simply a host, a non-human. If right to lifers believed in life after birth and cared for mothers (some call them hosts) as much as they believed in life before birth, I’m pretty sure the abortion rate would decline.