Ga. Democrat Introduces Bill to Ban Vasectomies
Georgia state Rep. Yasmin Neal introduced a bill that would ban all vasectomies in the state, except when medically necessary.
“It is patently unfair that men avoid the rewards of unwanted fatherhood by presuming that their judgment over such matters is more valid than the judgment of the General Assembly,” the bill reads. The bill comes as Georgia’s legislature is considering banning abortions for women after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
“It is the purpose of the General Assembly to assert an invasive state interest in the reproductive habits of men,” Neal’s bill asserts.
The bill cribs some language directly from the abortion bill. “If we legislate women’s bodies, it’s only fair that we legislate men’s,” she reasons.