A Texas state representative fed up with anti-abortion policies has introduced a “satirical” bill that would penalize men for “unregulated masturbatory emissions.”
House Bill 4260, introduced Friday by Democratic state Rep. Jessica Farrar, would penalize men $100 for masturbating.
“Emissions outside of a woman’s vagina, or created outside of a health or medical facility, will be charged a $100 civil penalty for each emission, and will be considered an act against an unborn child, and failing to preserve the sanctity of life,” the bill states.
The money collected from “unregulated masturbatory emissions” would benefit children in the care of the Department of Family and Protective Services, according to the bill.
The legislation would also ensure a doctor’s right to invoke their “personal, moralistic, or religious beliefs” in refusing to perform an elective vasectomy or prescribe Viagra.
Ms. Farrar said her “satirical” bill, titled the Man’s Right to Know Act, is meant to make a point about women’s health care.
“A lot of people find the bill funny,” she told the Houston Chronicle. “What’s not funny are the obstacles that Texas women face every day, that were placed there by legislatures making it very difficult for them to access health care.”
“If the state’s going to step in to the arena of women’s health care, lets look to the best practices of the doctors, not bad science, not political agendas and not votes in a Republican primary,” she said.
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