A Texas bill for men to be fined $100 each time they masturbate has been proposed by a female lawmaker who sees masturbation as an act against an unborn child.
The bill also imposes a 24-hour waiting period for a man who wants a colonoscopy or a vasectomy, or even if he’s in the market for some Viagra.
The ‘Man’s Right To Know Act’ was created by democrat Jessica Farrar who designed it to highlight how women have been affected by targeted healthcare legislation in the American state.
According to reports, Farrar knows that the bill will not be passed but she proposed it last week to make a point and give her male colleagues a taste of their own medicine.
The proposed Texas bill would categorize ejaculation outside either a vagina or medical facility as an “act against an unborn child and be failing to preserve the sanctity of life.”
Rep. Jessica Farrar
According to Ms. Farrar,
“A lot of people find the bill funny. What’s not funny are the obstacles that Texas women face every day, that was placed there by legislatures making it very difficult for them to access healthcare.”
She went on to say that women have real lives to deal with pointing out that Texas has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world.
According to a recent study, the lawmaker is right. The rate of women who died from pregnancy-related complications doubled from 2010 to 2014.
The Texas House of Representatives which is currently controlled by a Republican majority is likely not to change any bills concerning abortion laws due to the state’s conservative Christian culture.
Republicans have further lashed out at Farrar’s bill. Rep. Tony Tinderholt in a statement said:
“I’m embarrassed for Representative Farrar. Her attempt to compare to the abortion issue shows a lack of a basic understanding of human biology. I would recommend that she consider taking a high school biology class from a local public or charter school before filing another bill on the matter.”
Tinderholt has recently proposed another Texas bill that would charge abortion providers and women receiving abortions with murder.
The Abolition of Abortion in Texas act proposed by Rep Tony Tinderholt is currently in the committee stage and, if successful, would mean women who have an abortion could be charged with murder.
Since the proposition of the act, the rate of abortion in Texas drastically reduced as there are now fewer clinics that have the right to perform an abortion.