Alabama representative introduces bill forcing men over 50 to have vasectomies

Last year, Alabama passed a law banning abortion except for situations in which the mother's life is at risk.  A federal judge found the bill unconstitutional, and the Alabama attorney general did not appeal the decision.  Nevertheless, on Thursday, state rep. Rolanda Hollis introduced a counter-bill requiring that all men over fifty or who have had three children must get a vasectomy.  The bill is silly and fails to make a convincing pro-abortion case. The bill's summary is brief: Under existing law, there are no restrictions on the reproductive rights of men. This bill would require a man to undergo a vasectomy within one month of his 50th birthday or the birth of his third biological child, whichever comes first.  Hollis explained that she wants to highlight that it's wrong for Alabama ever to foreclose the possibility of abortion for unwanted children, especially in cases of rape or incest: This is...(Read Full Post)
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