And here’s yet another example of why we really need to stop electing stupid people to public office. A Republican state senator in Tennessee said during a committee hearing that it’s a “lot more stringent process” for a man to get a vasectomy than a woman to get an abortion.
During a debate Tuesday night, Tennessee state Sen. Todd Gardenhire (R) told state legislators that it’s harder for men to get vasectomies than for women to get abortions. He knows, he said, from personal experience.
Gardenhire, however, acknowledged he only has experience with one of the procedures, though it is not the one he proposes making laws about. “Men go through a lot more stringent process for a vasectomy than women, I assume, go through for an abortion,” Gardenhire told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“Having personal experience in that field and also having one reversed I want to promise you that when … you start talking to a doctor about them whacking on you down there, you want to wait a while and think about it,” he said.
This was during debate on a bill to require a 48 hour waiting period for a woman seeking an abortion. Is it really too much to ask that we stop putting these idiots in legislatures? Answer: Of course it is. They reflect a good portion of their constituents.