Government overreach? Texas Democrat proposes fining men $100 for masturbating

A bill fining men for masturbating is government overreach at its finest. (Photo via AP)

A bill fining men for masturbating is government overreach at its finest. (Photo via AP)

A woman politician in Texas is proposing legislation to make men pay a $100 fine for masturbating as an “act against an unborn child.”

Democratic State Rep. Jessica Farrar’s bill, titled the “Man’s Right To Know Act,” was created to highlight how women have been adversely treated by healthcare legislation in the state, namely with respect to abortion.

Farrar’s bill specifies that “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 will also require men to have rectal exams before undergoing a vasectomy or getting a prescription for Viagra.

Farrar wrote in a Facebook post that while her bill is “satirical,” women aren’t laughing at their current health restrictions.

“There is nothing funny about current health care restrictions for women and the very real legislation that is proposed every legislative session.” Farrar wrote. “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. Texans deserve to be treated with the same amount of respect when making healthcare decisions, regardless of their gender.”

Currently, the Texas Senate is debating whether to pass a bathroom bill that would restrict transgender people from using a public restroom in which the gender is different from the person’s “original, biological” gender.


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