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State Representative Rolanda Hollis filed House Bill 238 on 13 February 2020. The Bill, if passed into law, would bring reproduction limitation on men. Just men: it is not intended to limit women from having children, nor even from serially getting pregnant and then killing the baby.
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.Synopsis to Bill titled
“Family planning, vasectomy, require a man to undergo at certain age or specific number of children”
There are, obviously, no restrictions on the reproductive rights of women, either, but this point doesn’t seem to bother this Democrat.
The bill specifies that the vasectomy must be obtained at the man’s own expense.
Some media are reporting that ‘of course’ the Bill isn’t serious, won’t get passed, etc. In our experience, any Bill can be passed into law. Some of the most oppressive human rights restrictions happen because people were watching the other way and not paying attention.
We recommend every Alabama resident keeps an eye on Hollis and writes to their state politicians to ensure that this Bill does not progress into law.
We thank mensactivism.org for highlighting this news.