Because every sperm is sacred: A new bill in Georgia would require men 55 and older to report each and every time they ejaculate to the nearest law enforcement agency immediately.
The proposed legislation, HB 604, is short and sweet, and reads:
Any male 55 years of age or older shall immediately report to the county sheriff or local law enforcement agency when such male releases sperm from his testicles.
The proposed legislation is in response to the recent heartbeat abortion bill (HB 481) passed by the Georgia House. The controversial HB 481 would outlaw most abortions once a doctor can detect a heartbeat in the womb or around six weeks, which is before many women even realize they might be pregnant.
The bill is being sponsored by five female Democratic representatives: Rep. Park Cannon, Rep. Renita Shannon, Rep. Donna McLeod, Rep. Dar’Shun Kendrick, Rep. Sandra Scott.
The tongue-in-cheek legislation is not expected to pass. Instead, it is meant to highlight the absurdity of HB 481, and other similar attempts to legislate women’s bodies.
Last week, one of the bill’s sponsors, Rep. Dar’Shun Kendrick tweeted a separate but related proposal titled “Testicular Bill Of Rights.” That proposal would place restrictions on Viagra and porn for men, as well as classifying sex without a condom as “aggravated assault.”
And like HB 604, Kendrick’s “Testicular Bill Of Rights” was meant to expose the absurdity and hypocrisy of Republican legislators trying to regulate women’s bodies.
Commenting on her “Testicular Bill Of Rights” Rep. Kendrick explained:
[The bill is designed] to show how ridiculous it is that any state government should regulate what people do to their bodies. Some people are going to love it and some people are going to hate it, but at the end of the day, I am a staunch, pro-choice Democrat that was elected by 54,000 people to come down there and fight for them. That’s what I’m doing is fighting.
Bottom line: In response to absurd anti-abortion legislation, five female Georgia lawmakers are proposing equally absurd legislation that would force men over the age of 55 to “immediately report to the county sheriff or local law enforcement agency when such male releases sperm from his testicles.”
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