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Texas Democrat wants to fine men every time they, uh . . . you know
Are you still the master of your domain?
I guess we should give Jessica Farrar credit for admitting her idea is a joke. Most of what Democrats do these days is just as big a joke, but they pretend they're serious about it.
She wants to fine men every time they, er . . . well, let's just say it would be extremely difficult to enforce this. Then again, the honor system worked on Seinfeld. Rep. Farrar seems to think there is some parallel between what she's proposing and proposed restrictions on abortion. I think she misses the point:
The legislation introduced by state Rep. Jessica Farrar (D) would impose a $100 civil penalty for "masturbatory emissions" that take place outside of a woman's vagina or a hospital. Each incident would be "considered an act against an unborn child, and failing to preserve the sanctity of life," the bill reads.
Farrar’s measure — which she dubbed “satirical” — would allow doctors to refuse to conduct vasectomies, write prescriptions for Viagra or perform a colonoscopy if those actions violate the doctor's personal, moral or religious beliefs. Patients would be required to wait 24 hours before a procedure is performed, and doctors would be made to read a state-printed booklet, "A Man's Right To Know," to the patient.
Doctors would also be required to perform a "medically-unnecessary digital rectal exam" and an MRI before performing vasectomies or colonoscopies or before prescribing Viagra.
In a post on Facebook, Farrar said the measure is meant to highlight laws already on the books that impact women's health.
"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," Farrar wrote on Facebook. "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."
Farrar would have you believe this is a goose/gander proposition because it's nothing more than putting a restriction on male sexuality, just as abortion laws put restrictions on female sexuality. The point she's missing, obviously, is that abortion laws don't exist because people are prudishly trying to control what you can and can't do in the privacy of your own home (or Frank and Estelle Costanza's home, as the case may be). Abortion laws exist because the life of an unborn child is at stake.
I realize no one can do anything about the fact that women can get pregnant and men can't, but that's the system God gave us, and pretending these laws are about nothing more than limiting gratification options is to totally obfuscate the real issue here.
Then again, maybe that's the point. The pro-abortion crowd has never had a chance of winning the argument if they make it about the right to kill babies, and they know that perfectly well. So they prefer to try to change the subject and make it about "reproductive freedom" or "sexual freedom." That way, they think, they can score points by putting men on the defensive and proposing nonsense laws designed to make us "see what it feels like."
The truth is, the anti-abortion movement has never been anti-reproductive freedom. Quite the opposite, the idea is not to stop you from reproducing. It's to make sure that once you have reproduced, you don't kill your baby because the prospect of pregnancy or parenthood doesn't fit into your life. Reproduce all you want. Just see it through to the end once you start it.
But terms like "reproductive freedom" or "sexual freedom" sound a lot more appealing than "abortion rights," so the left tries to use these euphemisms instead of saying what they really mean. Silly ideas like this are designed to do the same thing. Men who fail to be the master of their domain aren't killing a baby. Women who have an abortion do.
I know, it's not equal and not fair. Fairness isn't the goal here. Saving babies' lives is.
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