Alabama Lawmaker Introduces Bill for Mandatory Vasectomies

Headline Roundup February 17th, 2020

Rep. Rolanda Hollis (D-AL) has introduced a bill to the Alabama state legislature that, if passed, would mandate vasectomies for men over the age of 50 or who have at least three biological children. The bill seeks to make a point against the regulation of reproductive rights by a government, specifically in the context of abortion. Hollis is quoted as saying, "It takes two to tango. We can't put all the responsibility on women. Men need to be responsible also." The state passed a near-total ban on abortions last May, but the bill was blocked by a district judge in October before its official implementation.

Alabama Lawmaker Introduces Bill for Mandatory Vasectomies

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In response to last year’s near-total (and temporarily blocked) abortion ban in Alabama, a state legislator has introduced a bill that would require a man to undergo a vasectomy, at his own expense, “within one month of his 50th birthday or the birth of his third biological child, whichever comes first.”

House Bill 238, introduced on Thursday by Rep. Rolanda Hollis (D) notes, “Under existing law, there are no restrictions on the reproductive rights of men.”

The bill, Hollis says in a statement she shared with Yahoo Lifestyle, “is meant...

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took aim at legislation recently introduced in Alabama by a state representative that would, if passed, make it mandatory for certain men to get vasectomies — a bill that comes in response to legislation passed last year that seeks to ban abortion in the state.

“Yikes,” Cruz wrote in response to the bill on Twitter on Sunday morning. “A government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take everything...literally!”

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An Alabama state lawmaker has introduced a bill imposing restrictions on the reproductive rights of men as a statement against abortion restrictions.

Representative Rolanda Hollis, a Democrat from Birmingham, proposed a law that would require men to obtain a vasectomy within one month of their 50th birthday or the birth of their third biological child, whichever occurs first. Men would also be required to pay for the procedure out of their own pockets.

“Under existing law, there are no restrictions on the reproductive rights of men,” the bill reads.

“The...

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