Yasmin Neal, a democrat from the Georgia House of Representatives, has proposed a bill that would regulate and limit male vasectomies. The “male sterilization bill” was crafted in response to Republicans’ “fetal pain bill,” which would ban abortions after 20 weeks. Neal argues for the proposition, saying, “Women, our bodies, and what we do with it, are always up for debate. This bill has been drafted for all women who have the wherewithal to chose. The day has come where men should feel the same pressure and invasion of privacy that women have faced for years.” The Raw Story reports on this issue:
A Georgia Democrat has devised a clever response to her Republican colleagues’ recent zest for imposing big government regulations on female reproductive rights: regulate vasectomies as well.
WATCH REP. NEAL PROPOSE MALE STERILIZATION BILL:
The proposed law, put forward by Rep. Yasmin Neal (D), would ban the practice of male sterilization except in cases where a man faces serious health risks without one. It was crafted as a response to a so-called “fetal pain bill” proposed by Republicans, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks.
A measure similar to what Georgia Republicans are considering was recently defeated in Virginia following the heart-wrenching testimony of one woman who told lawmakers that she had an abortion after 20 weeks because doctors said her unborn child would suffer tremendously due to health defects.
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