An Anti-Masturbation Bill May Soon Be Passed in Texas

An Anti-Masturbation Bill May Be Passed in Response to Anti-Abortion Rights

Texas lawmaker Jessica Farrar has filed a bill to perfectly respond to anti-abortion measures. Farrar, who is the state's representative, proposed the satirical "Man's Right to Know Act", which would regulate "masturbatory emissions" that happen outside of a woman's body.

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The bill calls for a $100 fine for these emissions, due to the fact that they "will be considered an act against an unborn child, or failing to preserve the sanctity of life", The Guardian reports. The bill is a direct response to legislation's Woman's Right to Know Act, passed in Texas, which forces doctors to take a sonogram, listen to the heartbeat, and discuss the fetus to women considering abortion just 24 hours before their procedure is scheduled to happen.

Farrar's bill would also include a booklet which “must contain medical information related to the benefits and concerns of a man seeking a vasectomy, Viagra prescription, or a colonoscopy. The booklet must contain artistic illustrations of each procedure," which is similar to the state health department's pamphlet for women seeking an abortion.

Though Farrar's bill is a funny play-on-words, she notes that the matter at hand is serious and to be taken without humor. "Women are not laughing at state-imposed regulations and obstacles that interfere with their ability to legally access safe healthcare, and subject them to fake science and medically unnecessary procedures," she said. "Texans deserve to be treated with the same amount of respect when making healthcare decisions, regardless of their gender.”

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The bill was just proposed on Friday, so further developments have yet to be made. Republican representative Tony Tinderholdt, however, already made his dismay for Farrar known by saying the bill "shows a lack of basic understanding of human biology". He even suggested she take a high school biology class before proposing a similar bill.