You’ve undoubtedly heard of the Virginia bill requiring that a women seeking an abortion must have a transvaginal ultrasound probe in order to shame her into carrying the child to term (but after that, lady, you’re on your own caring for the kid).
In Georgia, a state representative named Yasmin Neal has just introduced a bill which would outlaw vasectomies. She’s got a lot more science and common sense behind her logic than the Virginia House of Delegates has behind its.
“Thousands of children are deprived of birth in this state every year because of the lack of state regulation over vasectomies,” said Rep. Yasmin Neal, D-Riverdale, author of the Democrats’ bill. “It is patently unfair that men can avoid unwanted fatherhood by presuming that their judgment over such matters is more valid than the judgment of the General Assembly, while women’s ability to decide is constantly up for debate throughout the United States.”
Read Charlie Pierce’s analysis of the bill here. It’s brilliant and hilarious.