Oklahoma Senator Proposes Making It Illegal For Men To Ejaculate Except Into A Woman’s Sexual Organs
Life imitating art aka Legally Blonde:
Don’t worry, she’s joking. But she’s joking to make a really good point.
The controversial Senate Bill 1433, which is one of the “personhood laws” cropping up in conservative states is seeking to define life as begining at conception, and that “the unborn child at every stage of development (has) all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of this state.”
That makes it really hard to get an abortion.
Perhaps inspired by the Virgina State senator who proposed a mandatory rectal exam for men looking to recieve erectile dysfunction drugs, if women had to have an ultrasound to receive an abortion, Oklahoma Senator Constance Johnson– our new hero – added an “Every Sperm Is Sacred” amendment claiming that:
Any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman’s vagina shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child.
High five, lady.
I fully support this is a serious bill. My main question is why the author of this post has to reassure us that the Senator is joking. Why shouldn’t something like this be taken seriously? Regulating a man’s sperm is not that much different than regulating a woman’s eggs/reproductive organs. It’s a bit of a double standard, IMO, to see one as a serious threat and one as a silly threat.