Courtesy of Mother Jones:
In 1999, Scott Pruitt, then an Oklahoma state senator, introduced a bill to grant men “property rights” over unborn fetuses, requiring women to obtain the would-be father’s permission before aborting a pregnancy.
Pruitt, now the embattled administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, submitted the legislation again in 2005.
The bill, which did not pass either time, faded from Pruitt’s political legacy. But the legislation merits new examination as the EPA chief faces down an avalanche of corruption accusations. As HuffPost previously reported, Pruitt’s support from right-wing evangelical Christians, a group that largely opposes abortion, has helped him keep his job amid calls from droves of Democrats and a handful of Republicans to fire the administrator.
You may find this shocking, but let’s be honest if the Republicans thought they could get away with it they would gladly pass legislation that gave them primary control over a woman’s body as well.
These conservative men do not see women as fully functioning equals, deserving of the exact same rights that they enjoy.
They see them as breeders and live in housekeepers, whose main job, as outlined in the Bible, is to be subservient to their man.
There is a reason that the feminist movement took hold in this country, and it is the same reason that conservatives constantly attack it.