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A modest proposal for consumer protection

Many unusual propositions have been debated in U.S. state legislatures, but a new climax of sorts may have been reached in Oklahoma last week as representatives pondered the notion of a consumer protection code for sex. The idea came from Representative Cleta Deatherage, 27, who argued vigorously that men should be required to obtain written consent from women before engaging in intercourse, and that women, before granting such consent, should receive a warning about the risks of pregnancy and the health dangers of childbirth. Her proposal was a...

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