This week, Rep. Rolanda Hollis, an Alabama state Democrat, introduced a bill that she presumably thought was a dead-on, logic-busting bombshell defense of abortion. The legislation, which was guaranteed to garner fawning headlines from feminists all over the country, would make it mandatory for men over the age of 50 to obtain a vasectomy. Alternatively, men would be required to get snipped after the birth of their third child, depending on which milestone they hit first.
“Under existing law, there are no restrictions on the reproductive rights of men,” reads the bill.
“The Vasectomy bill is to help with the reproductive system,” tweeted Hollis. “This is to neutralize the abortion ban bill. The responsibility is not always on the women. It takes 2 to tango. This will help prevent pregnancy as well as abortion of unwanted children.”
As Hollis notes, the bill is a response to the Human Life Protection Act, which was passed by the Alabama legislature last year and represented one of the most complete bans on abortion in modern history. That bill is currently on ice, however, having been struck down by a federal court last October.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded to the bill, tweeting: “Yikes. A government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take everything … literally!”
Naturally, this left him open for moronic attacks from the left.
“Yes, the government shouldn’t be involved in private reproductive health choices, yes, that’s a great point you made, yes,” historian Kevin Kruse replied.
“Thought you wanted to stop unwanted pregnancies,” tweeted Patricia Arquette.
Look, we get it. Hollis is making a point, and she doesn’t seriously want this bill to become law. Along with the idiot liberals who responded to Cruz, she thinks there’s some grand point being made by comparing forced sterilization to banned abortions. It would be a great point, except for the fact that it’s a terrible one.
The equivalent would be if the Alabama legislature passed a bill mandating that women become pregnant and give birth before the age of 50. Now, we know that there are feminists out there who refer to any restriction on abortions as “forced pregnancy,” but any idiot can see that’s not the case. Pregnancy is a choice. It may be a choice of omission or a choice borne of drunken stupidity, but those are choices as well. It shouldn’t be a fatal one for a child that has no capacity to decide.
The only reason this vasectomy bill deserves any attention at all is because it illustrates how fundamentally stupid Democrats actually are. It has served that function quite well. Thanks, Rep. Hollis. Good job.