Jessica Farrar is giving Republican Texas politicians a taste of their own medicine.
The Texas State Representative from Houston is causing quite the stir after introducing a “satirical” bill that would fine men $100 for masturbating — all in effort to demonstrate how anti-abortion laws place restrictions on women when it comes to reproductive health.
The “A Man’s Right To Know” proposal argues that the masturbation fine would prevent wasting semen that could be used to create a human life — which is basically a big fuck you to the pro-life argument.
In addition for men to have to wait 24 hours before a procedure (like is required of women), the measure would also allow doctors to refuse to write prescriptions for Viagra, conduct elective vasectomies, or perform colonoscopies if those procedures violate the doctor’s “personal, moral, or religious beliefs.”
Farrar explained her reasoning behind the bill on Facebook, saying:
“Although HB 4260 is satirical, there is nothing funny about current health care restrictions for women and the very real legislation that is proposed every legislative session. Women are not laughing at state-imposed regulations and obstacles that interfere with their ability to legally access safe healthcare, and subject them to fake science and medically unnecessary procedures. Texans deserve to be treated with the same amount of respect when making healthcare decisions, regardless of their gender.”
The lawmaker went on to tell the Texas Tribune that men should have to experience the same “unnecessary” and “invasive” treatment that she says Texas women must also endure:
“What I would like to see is this make people stop and think. Maybe my colleagues aren’t capable of that, but the people who voted for them, or the people that didn’t vote at all, I hope that it changes their mind and helps them to decide what the priorities are.”
This really puts things into perspective!
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