“What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.”
Texas lawmaker Jessica Farrar has many scratching their head in disbelief. Farrar, a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, submitted House Bill number 4260 last week, attacking strict abortion laws in Texas.
According to BBC, her draft was an attempt to protect unborn children everywhere.
Farrar proposes any man who releases sperm outside of a woman’s vaginal canal, aka masturbation, or outside of a health or medical facility, should be fined $100 per emission.
Farrar argues that this idea is no more extreme than the “restrictions put on women by the state of Texas when it comes to choosing whether or not to end their pregnancy.”
Farrar also responded to critics who feel the strict abortion laws are necessary in order to avoid “the most innocent among us to be thrown out with the daily waste.”
“It got me thinking, maybe what’s good for the goose is good for the gander,” Ms Farrar told the BBC. “If we are taking these measures because of the sanctity of life, well, we just cannot waste any seed.”
This may sound like a case of “tit for tat.” Farrar also says that restrictive abortion laws are about stripping away women’s rights and manipulation.
“It is clear this is about manipulation,” said Ms Farrar, whose bill suggests a male equivalent for each step, including a “digital rectal exam.As if every woman has not thought about this [abortion]. The fact is, only she knows what has happened in her life.”