Democratic Texas state Rep. Jessica Farrar thinks there's an equivalence between killing an unborn child and a man masturbating.
In an attempt to paint pro-life legislation as sexist, Farrar introduced a "satirical" measure to fine men $100 for their "masturbatory emissions." The bill cites each "emission" outside of a vagina "an act against an unborn child, and failing to preserve the sanctity of life."
Somebody missed the sex ed lesson during health class.
It gets even more nonsensical: The bill also states that doctors could refuse to perform vasectomies based on moral grounds, which is moronic since the equivalent of a vasectomy is a female getting her tubes tied. Doctors can and have refused to do both, because that's how the free market works. So, (1) this is not the same as abortion, and (2) there is no sexist component.
"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," notes The Hill. "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."
Again, what does any of this have to do with killing an unborn child?
"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," ranted Farrar in a Facebook post. "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."
And by "healthcare," Farrar means the ability to crush the skull of and rip from limb to limb an unborn human. "Healthcare."
This is not only asinine, it's unoriginal. Feminists have long made these nonsensical comparisons to highlight some "sexist" motive to those who are in favor of preserving innocent, unborn life. Never mind the massive female backing of pro-life legislation; they must all be self-loathing sexists, anyway.