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Rep. Jessica Farrar is fighting back against the state’s ‘unnecessary’ abortion laws.
Pushing back against state laws that punish women for having abortions, Texas Rep. Jessica Farrar (D) has proposed a bill that would fine men $100 for masturbating and require them to get rectal exams before vasectomies, colonoscopies, or Viagra prescriptions.
House Bill 4260, introduced Friday, states that any semen not used for pregnancy is “a waste.” The “emissions outside a woman’s vagina… will be considered an act against an unborn child, and failing to preserve the sanctity of life,” according to “A Man’s Right to Know,” her proposal that was named after “A Woman’s Right Know,” the state-mandated booklet for women seeking abortions.
Much like with abortion, there would also be a 24-hour waiting period before men could undergo procedures involving their sexual organs, like vasectomies.
— Jessica Farrar (@JFarrarDist148) March 11, 2017
Farrar says she knows that her “proposed satirical regulations” won’t get passed, but she wanted to highlight the “unnecessary” and “invasive” procedures women have to comply with under Texas healthcare and abortion laws.
“What I would like to see is this make people stop and think,” Farrar told the Texas Tribune. “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.”
Farrar has long been a vocal advocate for abortion rights, condemning several recent bills that were introduced in the Texas legislature, including one requiring women bury or cremate fetal remains after abortions and another that would charge abortion providers and women who underwent abortions with murder.
Jessica Machado is the IRL editor of the Daily Dot. Previously, she was an associate editor at Rolling Stone. Her work has been published in the Washington Post, Elle, Vice, Salon, BuzzFeed, Guernica, Bitch, Bust, the Cut, the Awl, the Toast, among others.