As the barbaric practice of infanticide — aborting a viable pre-born human baby up until the moment of birth —-rears its fiendish head in more states, it shouldn’t surprise that the grotesque has now morphed into full-blown lunacy.
Witness this maniacal turn of phrase, repetitively and shamelessly uttered by none other than a Republican — obviously seeking to expand his voter base. Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva has coined a new term to describe a pregnant mother: “Host Body.”
During a televised interview about a pro-life bill in the Florida House of Representatives, Oliva actually referred to pregnant women as “host bodies” five times during the interview.
The overwhelming negative response was swift, causing Oliva to retract his bizarre language with this apology (video):
“In a recent interview where the very controversial topic of abortion was raised I used the term ‘host’ to describe a pregnant woman. It was an attempt to use terminology found in medical ethics writings with the purpose of keeping the discussion dispassionate. The reaction undoubtedly shows it had the exact opposite effect. I apologize for having caused offense; my aim was the contrary. This is and will continue to be our societies [sic] greatest challenge. I strongly believe both mother and child have rights and the extent and balance of those rights remain in question.”
Reread that last mind-boggling sentence.
Interestingly, the outrage was led by Florida legislative Democrats and the Florida Democrat Party Chairwoman.
Would they have protested if a Democrat had uttered the same words? Chances are slim to none.
The single priceless highlight of this contortionist language was Wikipedia’s coverage of Florida Speaker Joe Oliva. It referred to his own mother and wife as “host mother” and “host wife.” Showing a decided lack of spine, the descriptive language has been removed. Oliva’s wife Jeanne has been a “host” three times!
U.S. Senate Bill 311 titled, “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” can be read here. Fox News reports Democrats, including all of the Senate’s 2020 presidential hopefuls, blocked the measure.