Texas State Representative Jessica Farrar filed a bill on Friday that would punish men for masturbating without permission.
House Bill 4260, also known as the Man’s Right to Know Act, creates “a civil penalty for unregulated masturbatory emissions.” Masturbation is permitted in health or medical facilities so long as the “emissions will be stored for the purposes of conception for a current or future wife.” Any other masturbation emissions will result in a fine of $100 and will be considered “an act against an unborn child.”
The bill also requires men to endure a digital rectal exam and rectal sonogram and then undergo a 24-hour waiting period before they can have a vasectomy, a colonoscopy or get a prescription for Viagra. It gives doctors the right to refuse to prescribe erectile dysfunction medication on religious or moral grounds as well.
The bill states that its purpose is to promote men’s health and preserve the sanctity of life, but it’s a clear jab at anti-abortion regulations that require women to endure waiting periods, invasive vaginal exams and other burdens in order to have abortions.
In an interview with Chron, Farrar said, “A lot of people find the bill funny. What’s not funny are the obstacles that Texas women face every day, that were placed there by legislatures making it very difficult for them to access healthcare.”
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