The war on the reproductive system is, well, reproducing at an alarming rate. States are either banning any type of abortion (except for life-threatening situations) or allowing babies to be aborted at full term. The feminists have their tubes tied in a knot over the perceived attack from the right to wrest control of their bodies. At least one state lawmaker is fighting back with an attempt to pass absurd legislation that would require men to have vasectomies at age 50 or after fathering their third child.
“Yikes,” Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) wrote on Twitter regarding the proposed bill. “A government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take everything … literally!”
The author of vasectomy legislation HB 238, Representative Rolanda Hollis (D-AL), filed the bill mostly in retaliation for Alabama’s law making it a felony for any professional to perform an abortion for any reason other than a medical emergency threatening the life of the mother. Although the abortion bill is currently blocked in court, the state rep still felt a need to strike back where it hurts men the most.
“The vasectomy bill is to help with the reproductive system, and yes, it is to neutralize the abortion ban bill … It always takes two to tango,” Hillis said, adding, “We can’t put all the responsibility on women. Men need to be responsible also.”
There are many flaws with this logic, but one huge point is glaringly obvious. Abortion bans are meant to protect life that has been created while this bill seeks to take away the choice and ability to procreate. For it to be apples to apples, women would be forced to have their tubes tied or some other form of sterilization after giving birth to a third child or by the time they reach a comparable age. Men can still reproduce at the age of 50 whereas many women cannot, so an appropriate age, going by the theory of this bill, would be around 35 years old for women.
Do women have a right to control what happens to their bodies? Of course — until another human life is at stake. Women and men both have the means to prevent pregnancy, and killing an innocent child that has no way to speak or protect itself is not an acceptable method of birth control.
As Liberty Nation’s James Fite reported, Alabama already has, since the 1970s, legislation in place to criminalize abortions:
“In the legislative findings, Rep. [Terri] Collins [R-AL] points out that the state’s 1975 law criminalizing abortion had never been repealed. It was simply rendered unenforceable by Roe. Another law from the same year includes unborn children as people for the purpose of defining homicide. Alabama electors approved by majority vote an amendment to the state’s constitution in 2018 ‘declaring and affirming the public policy of the state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children.’
“After an appeal to the natural law that all humans are created equal, the bill states several medical facts regarding the child’s development during the early stages of pregnancy, such as how early a heartbeat can be detected.”
Pro-abortionists don’t see the whole picture. This is not a personal attack on the feminine gender and the right to control our bodies; it is a humanitarian issue to protect innocent life. However, in a misguided attempt to shame men into thinking we are falling back into the dark ages when men controlled every aspect of a woman’s life, liberals are going for the gonads.
This isn’t the first proposed piece of legal jargon attacking men below the belt. LN reported last March about an even more ludicrous proposal that would require men to report to the sheriff’s department each time they had an ejaculation.
This ain’t no joke, folks. The Testicular Bill of Rights would call for males 55 years of age and older to report all ejaculations to the local sheriff. “You want our wombs? We’re coming for your testicles” is the catchphrase coined by the author, Georgia State Representative Dar’Shun Kendrick. And that’s only part of the crazy requirements it called for:
- Obtain permission from their sex partner before they are able to get a prescription for Viagra or any erectile dysfunction medication.
- Make it an “aggravated assault” crime for men to have sex without a condom.
- Require a 24-hour “waiting period” for men to purchase pornography or sex toys in the state of Georgia.
Just as with Hollis’ vasectomy initiative, this one failed to see the obvious: Where are the same restrictions on women? How much of taxpayers’ money is being spent to play these games? Even the authors themselves know the proposals have little to no chance of passing as is, and Hollis even said it was a retaliatory reaction to strike back at men for daring to protect the lives of innocent babies.
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